Prayerfully Speaking

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Safe to Say?

If you knew that anything you said or thought was “safe,” what would you say to God?

I am beginning to realize that I don’t always feel safe with God. Seems that when I feel frustrated and bogged down in my relationship with God – it’s because I don’t feel like I am measuring up. And that is usually when I’ve allowed myself to work for Him without communicating with Him.

I get busy and don’t talk to Him. Then I feel guilty and want to avoid addressing the problem.  And the craziness snowballs.

I try to imagine what He thinks/feels when I fall into this “performance mode”. I wonder if  He is waiting patiently and wishing I would just sit with Him a while (the title/lyrics of a great song). Because if I did, I would know that I don’t have to earn his affection.

Tonight – I am reminding myself that God (Daddy) is a safe place for me to be less than perfect.

The answer to my own question?  I feel safe enough to say “I am not enough and it frustrates me.  I want to be all things expected of me. I want to be all things to all people. And I’m so tired from trying.”

Father, I want to know You the way Jesus knows You…and to know Jesus the way You know Him.  Help me to know and be known by You.  I am determined to grow closer to Your heart.

Thank You that I can be completely safe with You as I share my thoughts, desires and intercessions.

Within two minutes of writing this, I clicked on a new email and the response I needed to hear from Him.

About Jennifer O. White

I’m a simple wife who has discovered God’s amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you’ve ever imaged.