When I take time to examine my motives maybe I will dismount from the “self-motivated” rocky horse that seems to be getting me nowhere except upset.
When Peter replied to Simon the Sorcerer’s request he defined Simon as jealous. Good point. Sometimes the things I ask for are purely selfish and do not further God’s kingdom.
Am I looking for prestige? Power? What is it?! Am I simply jealous of my Brother or Sister? I want more! Is that it!? Me, screaming and kicking my feet like a spoiled child?! LORD, search me and know me; open the doors that need to be opened and please close those which need to be shut!
I certainly do not believe that the Lord overlooks even the simplest requests for needs met. I know I should not be afraid to ask. Let it be within your will, Lord!