I am not condemning anyone because they only ask God to do it for them; I have fallen into that very same trap and never considered to have God show me. When you stop to think about it that is something for most of us gives us a sense of accomplishment. In our everyday lives we are always striving to have that feeling and when we begin to ask God to show us we get there.
We pray and pray that God will change our lives and make us better people. That He will change us to be more compassionate or that He will change the way we look and treat others and give us grace. We should be asking for Him to show us. Show me Lord How to love others the way you love me. Show me Lord How to show grace to others the same way that give me grace. Do these sound familiar? They are requests that have certainly changed the way I come to God to seek those changes in me.
We need to be God centered and not me centered. More things begin to change in our lives when we put God above everything else. When we seek how He can show us how to do something or how He can teach us how to be. Our lives should have these priorities, God first, Spouse second, family third, and then everything else below that. We need to get our priorities straight and God can show us how to do that. He will not just put that inside of us. He has given us a free will and that will needs to conform to the ways of God in order for us to obtain that what we seek. Everyone who asks receives, everyone who seeks finds, and everyone who knocks the door will be open (paraphrase) from Matthew 7:8.
Let us open our request to God to include show me how to and then let’s put what He shows us into practice in our lives and change the world. We can do all things through Him who strengthens us (Philippians 4:13) and why not set out to change the world. He is there with us and He did promise that He would never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). We have the power inside of us to change and the only thing requires is to ask God to show us how.
My prayer is for us to really ask God for the most important thing and that is Father show us how to be like you.
God Bless and have a very blessed day.