I’ve had writer’s block, which in my world feels like productivity block. I now realize I was blocking God who is the center of my creativity. I haven’t entered into God’s presence as normal because I haven’t placed myself in the environment to do so. I gradually crept back into habits I had weaned myself off of like too much television and entertainment rather than more time spent in His presence. When I do not worship as I should, I leave a wall of separation between God and I. I could not hear from Him because I wasn’t giving Him space to be heard. There was blockage in our communication.
When we have a divine experience with God we have to work to stay motivated by the promise. As remarkably as the message came, it is easy to forget about God’s goodness if He is not working miracles in our life every single day. For me, I stopped taking a moment to smell the roses. I stopped gazing out of the sunroof at night to admire the uniqueness of the stars and the boldness of the moon. I stopped appreciating God’s handiwork by becoming accustomed to what He does. I forgot that each breath is a miracle.
I began feeling stagnant as if things were not moving quickly enough in my life. I questioned if I was doing enough, working as hard as I could and taking the right steps towards destiny. But I kept these emotions internal rather than seeking the source for answers.
Earlier this week, I felt direction from the Lord to be specific in my prayers. A day later I watched a message that said to make it plain to God. Straight up ask Him, “Am I where I’m supposed to be right now?” This question had been burning inside of me and I didn’t know how to earnestly seek the answer. I didn’t know how to be straight up with God, talk to Him like the friend that He is and ask Him the questions I needed to know. I was lazy in my personal prayers. Now I see that God loves for me to talk to Him. He wants to hear from me. Worship and prayer is our bonding time. Communication is key in a relationship but it is a two-way street. If one person in the relationship stops talking, eventually the other will shut their mouth as well.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. -Philippians 4:6
A thesaurus full of fancy words or philosophical conclusions are not required to hear from God. You can pray a simple prayer like this:
God, I boldly come to you asking that you show me what it is I am to be doing right now in this hour. I need your presence to keep me in the right frame of mind. I am grateful for all that you created and all that you have positioned me to be. Help me to stay focused and keep my eyes, ears, heart and spirit on you.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
And then wait on God’s response. You will find Him in your worship.