I really don't know who this is for. I was in my kitchen when I was lead to go upstairs to my computer & tell someone my story. I hope that it will be of some encouragement to the person that the Lord meant it for.
I guess, I had to realized that there is a difference in the way I'm supposed to pray. I don't understand it to this day. Maybe someone out there can explain it to me. But anyway here is my story.
While married to my first husband, I desperately needed a job.
We were still in college. I was about to graduate. We had nothing. I prayed & prayed for God to bless me with a job. I prayed EVERY prayer I knew how to pray. NOTHING happened. Then I changed my prayer. I asked God to 'bless me with a connection to get a job' (someone who know someone on the job). That worked like a charm. I GOT a job! Now, it wasn't the best paying job in the world, but it was a job.
Now, on TV, books & in the movies everything may be 'happy ever after'. But in the real world it does not work that way. I did experience tribulation on this job. But that is usually the case when you have the 'devil' working inside some of your co-workers. Anyway, as life progress (graduated from college, financial problems, got divorced, deaths in family, sickness, etc) I needed a job paying more money. And, I definitely needed to get away from that job! The tribulation on the job had became too much. So, I prayed, prayed & prayed. I sent out resumes, hundreds of them. I interviewed,etc. Nothing at all happened. It was like I was truly "cursed". I suffered for 7 long years on this job.
Then it dawned on me about what happened earlier. I had forgotten. So I began once again to pray that God would send me a "connection to get another job". Again it worked like a charm. I was able to get away from that place. I never looked back.
I am not saying that this particular prayer (or request) will work for others. I am saying that perhaps if one way of praying does not seem to be working, maybe one could seek wisdom from the Lord as to what exactly to ask for to get their 'breakthrough'.
I hope this has been a blessing to someone. For I have no idea why the Lord wanted me to share this with you.
G-d bless you all & Shalom,