An answered prayer can be just around the corner, even after years.
Many times, an answered prayer is just around the corner, but we give up too soon. This is a key reason why many people miss out on opportunities. Looking back to when I was young and all throughout my teen years, I remember praying for my father to reconnect with God and the church. My family and I prayed long and hard for this for over 20 years.
What would have become of my dad if we had stopped praying for him? It is now approaching his 80th birthday, and he leads the noon prayer service at his church and the food pantry ministry. In response to this answered prayer, I am happy that my family never gave up praying for him even when it seemed impossible. We must remember to never give up on our prayers.
What if Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs and so many others who have made significant contributions to our world gave up before their time? Many fulfilled dreams are just around the corner.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s manuscript, The Power of Positive Thinking, was rejected many times before it was published. Had he given up, his writing wouldn’t have touched the millions upon millions of lives that it has since being published.
If at first you don’t succeed—it means you’re human. If your prayer is not answered, it doesn’t mean that it won’t be or that God hasn’t heard it. Keep on praying. Keep on working toward your dream. What keeps you going? Please share with us.
Lord, help us to keep on going and not give up.