Be careful with what you wish for. Or like in my case, pray for.
We ask for a lot of things. A higher salary, a trophy girlfriend, a PR status in Singapore. Some are intended for others, but mostly for our own selves. Our supplication never stops. Come to think of it, there's really nothing bad about it. Jesus said, "Ask, and you shall receive." right?
I've been struggling these past few weeks about some stuff. They're too many to mention, so I've been praying to Him, "Lord, I want more encounters of You. I won't struggle like this if I already have more than enough of You."
Then last Friday, something happened.
Something very important was taken away from me.
It was all too sudden, so my initial reaction was that of a bit of shock. Then sadness, disappointment, and worry immediately followed.
But as I was reflecting over the weekend, I realized that God actually answered my prayer. This is THE 'encounter' I've been praying for.
It may not be what I had in mind, but who am I to question if what happened is really part of God's greater plan?