Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I Stink At Prayer

I stink at prayer. Pete Wilson's words below clarify why.
Do you ever wonder why we’re  so inconsistent with prayer? While I won’t speak for you I’ll admit one of the main reasons I don’t pray more consistently is in a word: pride.

I love this quote from one of Matt Chandler’s messages. He said,
“Prayer, more than any other spiritual discipline, reveals what’s really in your heart and how much pride you operate in. Prayer, more than any other discipline, reveals what you really believe about you, what you really believe about God, and how much pride is in the tank of your soul.”
Why do I stink at prayer? Because I’m so good at pride!

I believe one of the greatest reasons so many of us struggle with prayer is because we live under a prideful illusion that we’re in control. And control is this addictive illusion that will permeate your consciousness over time and make you begin to believe you really don’t need to pursue God.
The greatest need many of us have is to recognize that we are not in control.... and that He is. Wilson also said "Worry isn’t the result of your problems. Worry is the result of you thinking you can control your problems." Truth there.