While studying the account of Jesus. His birth, activities while on earth, persecution ,death and resurrection.
I looked at all he had to go through and I simply said to myself;
If I were Jesus, If at all I had to go through the beatings and all, I would have turned the day to night so many of the persecutors won’t see properly, I might even make them go blind.
I would make sure I make the moment unbearable for them while I’m being tormented.
I would scatter their houses, appear in their dreams and yell with blood in my eyes ‘I am Jesus, whom thou persecuted’ Lol.
I will make sure they pay for their crimes and accept me as their lord before I ascend to heaven.
We would still want to make a point that we are more powerful.
But blessed be the name of our Lord, who had to teach us humility through his death and resurrection.
He went through the beatings so his stripes can bring us healing.
The intentions behind some of your prayers is to boast, to pepper people, to let them know you have arrived, to oppress your opponent and to let your enemies and even friends feel bad.
Many wanted a wedding so badly just so they can oppress their exes and make him/her feel terrible for leaving them, showing off to them that they got someone better.
Many desire children so they can eventually disgrace those who have called them barren.
You desire a promotion so you can terrorize a junior colleague that has once insulted you.
You want a parish so you can prove to your senior pastor that you can preach better than him.
Some even desire an achievement just so they can prove their partners wrong.
We all want to be blessed because of somebody else that we expect to feel bad at our success.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying it is wrong to ask for blessings or to be blessed. But are your motives pure and humility based?
If he didn’t show off or terrorize his persecutors, why will a child of God pray to be blessed just to oppress or terrorize another human.
In life, we will have persecutors but they shouldn’t be the major reason why we want to be blessed.
Check your motives properly, if they are not aligning with God’s commands and purpose, your prayers might not be answered.
God wants us to forgive and love those who have sinned against us, not to oppress them with His blessings.
Come to think of it, the wo/man you are still very angry with in your spirit might have probably been forgiven by God and no longer viewed as a sinner. Don’t you think it is an attempt at futility, trying to oppress whom God has already forgiven?
Humility is asking to be blessed for the right intent and reasons.
God won’t bless you to be an oppressor.
His blessings are not to make another depressed.