For I know the plans I have for you,” clares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11
Do you ever try to orchestrate change in things by manipulation or some sort? This is not a good thing and when you do it you are acting like what Bible teacher Joyce Meyer calls 'Holy Spirit junior' which we are not called to do. We are called to pray and give things over to God not sit and stress and figure it out ourselves.
Things happen in God's timing and trying to jump ahead of God often has dire consequences. Think of the story of Abraham and Sarah not trusting God to bring them a baby in their old age and tried to work it out on their own. Read Genesis 18:10-12 for background on this story.
Our job is to keep praying, keep believing, and keep trusting. Let God do the rest.
PRAYER: Lord your plans are perfect and your timing is perfect. Help me not try to manipulate outcomes to prayers as your job is to hear our prayers and our job is to be faithful and trust. In Jesus' name. Amen.