Focus On Your Answer Instead of Your Problem!
Adapted from Two Daily Devotionals by Andrew Wommack
Zacharias and Elisabeth were righteous people who prayed for a child for many years.
They felt the same disappointments and frustrations that any of us would feel, and yet they kept believing God.
The Lord finally answered their prayers and sent His angel to announce the good news.
What was Zacharias' reaction?
He couldn't believe it! The very thing that he had been praying for was granted, and he doubted that it was true. In Zacharias' case he received his miracle anyway. Perhaps his wife's faith pulled him through.
Likewise, you may be praying for the right things. You may even be sincere and earnest, but would you be surprised if those prayers were suddenly answered today? Have you made preparations for your prayers to be answered?
Before the children of Israel were actually delivered from Egypt, they ate the Passover meal by faith. Their bags were packed and ready to go.
We need to anticipate our prayers being answered.
Right now, imagine how you would feel or what you would do if the answer to your prayers was manifested this very minute. Then, as much as possible, begin to think and act that way. You'll find out that your whole attitude will change as you focus on your answer instead of the problem.
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” —Luke 1:37
What a statement! If we just believed this, how different our lives would be!
From birth we are trained to know our limitations. You can't have this. Don't touch that. Don't put things in your mouth. You can't touch the fire. On and on the list goes.
As we grow up, it's actually a sign of maturity to recognize our limitations and learn to live within them. There are limits to everything. It's a fact of life.
But God has no limits. When we enter into the realm of the supernatural, we have to take off all the limits. We have to renew our minds with the truth that God is not like us.
God can do anything.
We have an awesome God whose power is so great that we can't even comprehend it. He created the universe, and it didn't even tax His ability. Yet many times, we find ourselves wondering if our situation is too hard for the Lord. We can't see how even God can pull us through.
The Lord said to Jeremiah, “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” (Jer. 32:27).
The answer is a resounding NO! The only thing that limits God is our unbelief (Dt. 7:17).
Today, let's honor God by believing that nothing is too difficult for Him, and focusing on our answer instead of the problem!