Is it okay to be specific with God?

That might sound weird, the title I mean but I didn’t know how else to phrase it.

Okay I don’t know about you but do you ever feel like you can’t be too specific when you pray? Do you ever feel like you’re being too demanding?

I do.

I will fully sit there and be like I know what I want to pray for but am I asking too much? Will he be mad if I ask for this?

Okay there are some instances I was right to hold back. Like when I was younger I would ask for things I didn’t really need and my church grandma taught me how to pray for the stuff I did need and she taught me how to patient as God has his own timing.

God is the only being I fully trust so when I really want something I always trust that he will deliver.

But I am shy when I pray.

I didn’t realise this until I was talking to my friend and she was talking about she had a conversation with God and was pretty specific about what she wanted in terms of love. She didn’t want to go through the whole nonsense of dating and breaking up and dating someone else only to go through the whole process again. She was clear but she left God some wiggle room. And you know what? God answered her prayer exactly whilst also taking advantage of her wiggle room.

I listened to her and was like wow. Perhaps I need to know what I want as clearly as she does and then convey that to God. I’ve been semi clear with him and even in my shyness he still answered my prayers.

God is a friend, someone you can trust above all else and someone who has always been there for me. I am clear with my friends why can’t I be clear with God?

I guess this is all about communication, how do you expect someone to understand you if you don’t tell them what you want and how you’re feeling? Of course God knows you but he still wants to hear from you as that’s how communication works and that’s how you build a relationship.

So yeah don’t be afraid to talk to God and to be clear about your feelings and what it is that you want… within reason. Don’t see this as a sign from me for you to ask God for the moon. But still:

 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” Matthew 7: 7

That is all,

good day 🙂


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