BY: JENNIFER PARK
Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
It is natural to feel torn and devastated when you realize that you’ve failed in something despite years of hard work and dedication. We all have that something that we chase after—a goal or a dream that motivates us and drives us in certain directions. We run a long and tiring race, but when we think we see the finish line right ahead, we realize that we’ve been running the wrong course. Then what? As Christians, are we expected to accept that it was just not in God’s will and move on? That’s what I was told when I found myself in a position where I was so close to the end only to find myself back at the start.
Earlier this semester, I learned about prayer and God’s answers to those prayers while studying the book of James with sisters from my fellowship. God only answers our prayer when we ask with the right heart. There are certain things that we ask for with a self-centered heart; oftentimes they are worldly pursuits that we desire. These selfish prayers will not always be answered, but I was assured that if it was in His will, anything and everything would work out for the best.
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