One thing that I wish that I had believed properly over the years is that God gives you all you need in His time; it sure would have saved a lot of frustration and foolishness along the way.
When you pray, “Thy will be done,” you are expecting God to act according to His glorious grace. Which, when viewed from that perspective, motivates you to align your will with His will in all things.
As a disciple your life becomes invested in the welfare of the church. It is within the church-family setting that God transforms your human will to reflect His divine will. Your daily Kingdom experiences with God and man tunes your value system to God’s will.
Jesus promises you your heart’s desire when he invites you to pray in this manner:
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours” (Mark 11:24).
You cannot help but feel a tremendous sense of expectation in these words. Jesus is inviting you to go about your Kingdom business in the knowledge that he will carry out your heart’s desire. What could a greater blessing be?
Sadly, many Christians do not take Jesus at his word. Instead, they pray hoping against hope that God might possibly look past their shortcomings and do something. A soul caught in such a prayer-death-spiral must take James’ advice and seek God’s wisdom:
“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting” (James 1:5-6).
God’s wisdom forms within you spiritual discernment. It is in seeing all things with this spiritual mindset that you pour out our requests to the Father. And when praying all things according to His will, you will “believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”