There is a difference between God showing “favoritism” compared to God showing “favor.”
What makes God want to say “yes” to some requests and “no” to other requests?
Maybe you are having doubts about God’s willingness to bless you with something good, like a spouse, a new job, or better health. Or maybe you are even struggling with doubting God’s existence all together.
If these odd things happen to you, oftentimes it’s a sign you’ve truly heard the voice of God.
It’s important to define our terms when talking about not missing “God’s will” or “God’s plan” because these phrases have varying uses.
Do you have a major desire in your heart that you know only God can answer? Perhaps you have a crippling sin pattern you want to be free from. Or maybe you want a godly spouse so you can partner with another in your service to God. Whatever it is, we can be sure that God is able (Matthew 7:7, James 1:17, Ephesians 3:20-21).
Sometimes God gives you a verse that clearly answers your question. Sometimes you hear the Holy Spirit obviously tell you what you need to hear in your heart. And sometimes the circumstances in your life make God’s answer to you unmistakable.
By unpacking Ephesians 3:20-21, we can discover at least 3 principles that mean God is about to do far more than you can even ask for or imagine.
Throughout Scripture, we are commanded to always be praying (1 Thessalonians 5:17, Ephesians 6:18, Philippians 4:6). However, this does not mean God wants us to always keep asking him for one specific thing until he gives it to us. Sometimes God will actually lead us to stop asking for something we have been relentlessly asking for.
Here are 3 reasons God does not want you to pray for a sign.