I used to pray to God when I was a child. I prayed I would do good in school. I used to pray for God to make my mom rich. I used to pray to God to make a boy I liked like me back. I used to pray to make my mom let me have a dog lol.
I hear people pray for a better job, but they don't go apply for a new one. I hear people pray for a bigger house, but they don't work hard to get considered for a promotion. They pray for a better marriage, but they won't even show their partner appreciation or sex. They pray for happiness, but don't work on self love & acceptance.
I used to think prayers led to change.
Nowadays I see that it's good to pray because it allows you to realize what you really need & want in life, but you can't expect God to give you something more than all she has given you already.
You were given life on this earth. That means you've been given access to do ANYTHING you WANT... But, the thing is, to get anything in this life, you have to not only WANT IT & pray for it, but you have to WORK towards the change, the goal, the success, the self love. Nothing in life is free.
Stop feeling so entitled & go put in the work.
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