We all have heard that we should be careful what we ask for because we might get it and it may not be what we have in mind. I’m a nosy person. Friends and family struggle with surprising me because with a minimal clue I am able to figure it out. But I’ve learned that with God things are a little bit different.
Sometimes when someone lies to us or we are in conflict about something, that we can tell that we do not have all the necessary information, we may ask God to reveal to us what’s hidden, but are we ready to handle what will come out?
The Word of God says in 1 Corinthians 4:5 (NIV) “ Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God.”
I’ve included this verse in many of my prayers and when things were opened and revealed I was either devastated or astounded by those things that were unknown to me. Now I’m not advocating to stay ignorant. God wants us to walk in truth, wisdom, and freedom.
What I decided to do was to add a little extra to that prayer. Instead of just asking the Lord to reveal what is hidden from me, I’ve also asked him to prepare my heart for those things that may hurt. I ask him to give me wisdom on how to react to the findings and for the peace to deal with it all.
There has never been a time when I’ve asked for revelation of the truth when God has not responded almost immediately, but now I prepare my spirit and my heart for whatever the revelation is.
Do you have an experience where a revelation caught you unprepared and changed your life? I would love to hear it.
Stayed prayed up and be blessed.
Talking about revelations, stay tuned for my new release on December 1st and find out what the letters from Amelia reveal to our main character Daisy Adair.
4 thoughts on “Careful when praying for light”
I like the fact that you ask God to prepare your heart for the truth. Honestly, though, I hadn’t really thought of asking God to reveal truth to me about situations. I tend to pray for what I think needs to happen. Very thought provoking. I will spend time thinking and in prayer about this. Thanks Naty.
Such a great post, Naty! Filled with wisdom. So glad I got to read this. Thank you. Blessings to you!
Great perspective! I have certainly prayed for things to be revealed. However, had my own idea about what I wanted to happen. I am learning to rely more on God for ALL things. I will continue to pray for things to be revealed, but will also ask for the strength and guidance to handle whatever is to come.
Amen, I’ve been there many times and was not prepared for what was to come, but relying on God is definitely the way to go