Julia T. Williams | Sunday Inspiration – Prayer pt. 3
Julia T. Williams is a storyteller on a mission to help better lives through storytelling. She writes about all the things that go wrong and how people fight to make them right. Telling stories that matter while helping others cultivate theirs.
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Sunday Inspiration – Prayer pt. 3

What exactly are you praying for? Are you sure that it is what you want?
There have many times where I have prayed for something that I felt I truly wanted. Like the last job I interviewed for. It was around September of ’06. The interview went great. It was a job that I had prayed for. Everything about the interview and job felt right. I knew after leaving that the job was mine. I had sent them a card thanking them for the interview and wishing the woman whose position I was replacing well wishes with the birth of her new child. That’s how much I knew it was MINE.
First thing Monday morning, while out of town, I called “my new boss” to get the confirmation. “We really liked you, Julia, but we decided on another candidate. I know you really wanted this job. You were my second choice….”
OUCH! I was too hurt. I was upset with God over it too that I turned around and did something I had made a commitment that I wasn’t going to do. Did that make the situation feel any better? NOPE! I sulked until I got back home.
Shortly after I got back home, during a ride with my mom, I said, “As much as I wanted that job, I feel like my [current] job owes me due to injuring myself on their turf.”
Don’t you think God knew that?
Even though I had prayed about getting the job I interviewed for and wanted it like nothing before, He knewthat I wanted, needed some retribution from my job that taking a new job would hinder me from getting.
I was double-minded. James 1:6-8
I wanted two things. It was up to God to decipher what I needed. I didn’t get the job because He had better plans for me. And I tell you, I am SO glad that I did NOT get that job. 
So I ask again, are you sure you want what you’re asking for?
Is there doubt in your asking? Is there worry? Matthew 6:25-34
Matthew 21:21 & 22
Mark 11:24 “Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.
God wants us to be sure of what we ask. He has said numerous times in His Word that He will give us what we ask. Even those things we aren’t supposed to have, He will give. So we must be sureof what we ask. 
I hope these lessons are of help to you!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers out there! =)
Blessings & Prosperity!
This is Jewells signing out…
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