There is never enough time in a day to get everything done that needs to be done. As women we carry so many responsibilities in so many areas of life that it can be hard to juggle everything.
I frequently find myself praying “God, please just stop the clock from ticking. Or, can you please just multiply the minutes in the day? Please?” It may sound silly, but although I would pray this, I wouldn’t pray expectantly. Meaning after the words were prayed my mind went straight back to “how am I going to get all this done.” The stress and anxiety of the problem was still present. It was still ME solving the problem, not letting God solve it.
In a way only God can do, one day I accidentally prayed it expectantly. I was defeated, overwhelmed, and there was no way I was going to dig myself out. I turned to God, pouring my heart out. I poured out my fear of not getting it all done, my sin of focusing on my plan and my abilities not God’s plan and God’s ability.
God literally stopped time that day. I accomplished in 1 hour what I normally would have gotten done in 4 (no exaggeration). I don’t know how to explain it other than God multiplied time. When I surrendered to Him he was able to be glorified through me. It was no longer me doing it but Him doing it through me.
From them on each time I pray, I pray expecting God to answer. That doesn’t mean he answers “yes” every time, but it does mean that when the answer is “no” I have faith that there is a plan and a purpose in that answer.
Pray. Now. Surrender all and pray expectantly for God to show you how big and how mighty he is.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all you ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Psalm 9:10 – And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you.
James 4:7-8 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Isaiah 64:8 – But now, O Lord, you are our Father, we are the clay, and you our potter; and all of us are the work of your hand.