“Give careful thought to your ways.” Haggai 1:7
God wants you to think about what you want from life, and keep asking Him to help you to get those things. At times you need to reflect and take stock of yourself. Life is not static, but always in a state of flux.
You should be praying for yourself, since you know yourself best. God has spoken to you most about His plans for your life since you have asked Him many times to show you His direction for you. How do you know if others are praying specific things for you ? Maybe they are not, or not as earnestly as you on some things. If there are some things you don’t reveal to many people, those are the exact things you need to pray for the most yourself.
If God has promised you specific things they will happen, but you still need to pray them in, and ask for more insight along the way.
“Keep watch over yourselves.” Acts 20:28. We need to look out for ourselves and pray for ourselves daily or from time to time. There may be a time when God blesses you much because you are praying for others, but the Holy Spirit will teach you when you should be praying for yourself, and what you should be praying for. We are not alone, God is with us assisting our prayers.
Ask God for all your needs, and name those needs. Pray earnestly, God hears all your prayers. Enjoy your prayer time with God. You are in His company so it should be one of the best times of your day. God is a joy to be with, and to talk to.
“I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. God is a Wonderful Friend, the Best you will ever have. He cares so much for you and wants to do you good only. He wants to give you hope and a future. Satan just wants to take all your joy, hopes and dreams away, and crush you.
When you have opportunity pray for yourself as well as the ones who God has asked you to pray for, like family and close friends, and others. It is not selfish to pray for yourself. If you want good things for others, then you should also ask God to give good things to you. Maybe you are one of those people who finds it easier to pray for others. If you are, don’t neglect yourself.
Michael Hume. The Holy Spirit teaches you everything. Copyright belongs to author.