Can I Want Something Too Much?

Can I Want Something Too Much?

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You can want a longstanding prayer answered so much that you can lose out on the awesome process that God takes you through.   

You see, I want my miracle to happen. I didn’t want to go through the process of waiting, praying against the anxiety.   

I didn’t want to have to daily re-assure myself with The Word, I didn’t want to have to rebuke the enemy every five minutes, I just wanted to be healed right away. I wasn’t up for the process that God wanted to use to help me grow up in grace as Healed my disease.

Back up many years ago…  

I had been praying for healing for a long-term condition. I was in a Sunday night church service and we were all praying and I heard The Lord ask me in my spirit very clearly: “What do you want?”  

I told Him I wanted to be fully healed of the disease. I felt something incredible in my body after that prayer and I walked away believing He had honored my request. I believed I was healed and would never go through that condition again.   

I focused so hard on it that I closed my eyes to the fact that it would be three months later when my healing would actually manifest.   

I wanted it so badly that I missed the lessons and the faith-building during the process of waiting for my healing to take place. I just kept believing that I was healed and nothing was going to change my mind even though I suffered in pain those three months. God uses certain circumstances to build our trust in Him. It’s almost like that’s the only way we’ll learn to really lean on Him. I wish it wasn’t so! LOL!   

And, if we’ve been waiting a long time for a promise to happen, we have to focus on how the waiting will glorify God until the promise becomes a reality. This is the prayer I prayed after being healed and the one I come back to, please feel free to use this and tailor it for yourself.


“Father God, I pray for you to help me acknowledge you in all areas of my life accepting your will and how you desire to work things out in my life. I don’t always understand your ways, but I know you always have my best at heart. I appreciate how you look out for me in ways I cannot see and thank you for loving me so. I ask that you please continue to help me focus on you more than what I want. Help me to keep a proper balance in my life so that I don’t miss out on the tiny blessings you provide along the way. Don’t let my carnal feelings override your plans for me. I want to keep my eyes on you Lord. I love you Lord Jesus forever! In Jesus name, AMEN.”

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Kim McDougal

Kim is the founder and creator of Growing Up in Grace. By day, she's the Director of Interactive Communications for the Hispanic chamber located in Jax, FL. Kim also owns "Kim's Studio Art" where she creates and sells Wall Art Printables and "Kim's Handcrafted Cards" on eBay where she creates and sells handmade greeting cards.