I've been praying about a situation with someone.. we were close and then all of a sudden he stopped contacting me...i always prayed about it, but lately I had stop being so worrisome and anxious about getting my pray answered... So, I haven't seen or heard from this person I am praying about in 2 months,and then suddenly yesterday I saw him and he said hi to me..even though we didn't really talk, I was wondering could this one incident be a sign of things to come?
Sometimes God gives us peace about the issue, and confidence to let go of our own understanding. We learn that sometimes He has a bigger plan that doesn't include what we want. BUT, I've learned that it always turns out for the better. I've had a lot of unanswered prayers, but thank goodness! I've had a pretty blessed life... and I've made a handful of ridiculous mistakes! But, also look towards whether the relationship is a healthy one, or if you're holding onto something for reasons that shouldn't be. Learn to practice good judgment. A lot of people say "look to God", but sometimes He gives you all the tools, and has you make it happen.
God may not give you the answer that you want, but you will get the peace about the situation. Practice patience.
I'm not religious but I've often heard "god helps those who help themselves". If you really want something to come of this, stop praying and take matters into your own hands, you'll have a better success rate.
Don't rely on your imaginary omni-present/omni-potent and all knowing friend to give you signs or to guide you.
Rely on yourself.
You are the one who is alive, human and physical.
If you are so intent on seeing a sign, a path to lead you... your mind WILL doing it for you. Not God. The brain is a very cool thing, read up on it.
I know the God concept is really amazing and is a wonderful tool to use for a believer in that sort of thing, it helps many people, and it can also create MANY MANY problems but as well, create a lot of good in our world. Prayer or no prayer, you don't need a sign. You just need to start being self-efficient. Self-reliable. Make sh*t happen on YOUR terms.
You need to start thinking for YOURSELF and ACT on what feels right for you. Deities can't help you on that one. HA. They never do when it comes to thinking for yourself... unless you "hear" God...ha ha.
He doesn't put more on us than we can handle, but, I've never seen anything that indicates that things will turn around when I pray. It's just a waiting game to see if it will happen or not. Some prayers may go unanswered, yes, but not all of them. I guess it's just a matter of keeping the faith. Good luck.
All things do happen for a reason. It does not mean this reason is of or from God. If you are asking if this is an answer from god, take time to sit before Him and listen. The only way you can hear Him is if you listen.
For all of you who pretend that there is no God... Stop running from what you know to be true! There is a God and you all know this. Deep down inside, in the deepest part of your being, you know that you were created by God. Seek Him and you will find Him. He is not hiding. He is waiting for you to turn to Him. What are you affraid of? Sooner or later you will get tired of fighting against Him. Your life will get better, it has to... He promises.
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Prayer won't make good things come your way, in the same way that wishing on a shooting star won't. BUT, and this is coming from a girl who has never had a religious bone in her body, I do equate prayer and faith to be similar to hope, and having hope is a good first step, the next step is to physically do something about what you want.
I pray mostly when I need spiritual guidance. I am quite a spiritual person.
I also work things and I work for things by making goals and completing them. in a sense, you got to do what you can in a practical sense to acheive your dreams. and on top of that, sure, pray. Sometimes I do. like when my grandpa wasn't feeling well, I prayed for him. but I like how one answerer said, rely on yourself. that's what I believe in too
Prayer is not the same as a wish. You don't usually say a prayer, and say "oh I hope whatever I prayed about comes true." God knows what's best for you, and if you never meet up with this guy again it's not because God didn't hear your prayer, it's because this guy wasn't meant to be a part of your life.
Sometimes no answer is the answer that is required. God allows things to happen that are in your best interest. Have trust in him, but pray also. If it is right for you, it will happen naturally .. I hope this helps :)
Maybe god has already answered your prayer, but you haven't looked at the big picture...Maybe that guy isn't the one that is right for you...Maybe that time apart is when you should have been focusing on something or someone else...maybe everything you seen in him, God sent it to you through someone else...and maybe you guys not really talking was a sign that you guys shouldn't...and maybe it wasn't God that send him
I know that God is working in the world to fulfill my prayers, either because my prayers are answered swiftly or because they are heralded by smaller changes.
For example, I prayed to God, asking for him to provide me with the opportunity to meet my father.
A week later, the day before Christmas, I received a Christmas card from my dad.
A couple of weeks after that I received an actual letter. I learned that I have siblings, and that my father is anxious to meet me, and hopes that someday we could visit one another.
And the thing that really got to me is that this man isn't an atheist like he was when my mother knew him. He's a Christian- and a minister, no less.
I was blown away.
And stuff like that happens whenever I ask God for help, and pray with my whole heart. It's only my true prayers that are fulfilled in awe-inspiring ways like that.
So, to answer your question, I think that you seeing and speaking with him may well be a sign of things to come. But I think it's important that you take advantage of what God is doing, and work with Him to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve.
I have to be honest here, and I'm not dissing your right to pray. Honestly, we all seek strength in different places, and I completely respect that. However, there is a major flaw in your reasoning. Prayer is one thing, but expecting God to deal with all your problems and taking care of your responsibilities for you is another matter altogether. You have to take personal responsibility for your own actions and confront your own problems, God isn't going to hold your hand and do all the work for you. It's your job. He can give you strength, but ultimately, you are the vehicle through which much of his work travels. You need to use the strength you derive from your faith to be responsible and handle your issues.
prayer is good because god listens to it , no matter what the answer is its lovely to know that he`s there and he listened...always add "like you want it god not like I do" to your prayer ..god is there he is good and never gives you bad things and he does give you signs he`s amazing!
i think god is the answer ! but always ask for jesus he`s closer I know I like to do that.
so my answer is that god gives you signs and never fails you !