"Help me allow You to make today great."
This morning, as I typically do, I was going through my daily prayer points.
When I got to the prayer point above, I said it, and then said it again and again, each time with different words and inflections to really "pray" it.
You know what I mean: what you do when the prayer leader calls out a one-line prayer point in church, like "Lord, have mercy on me." I mean, you can't keep saying the same thing over and over. It gets monotonous quickly, and that's how people (read: Ronke) lose concentration.
Anyhow, I digress.
As I continued to pray and expand on this prayer point in the spirit, at one point, I said:
"Help me allow You to make my life great."
My brain's first reaction was Scope creep!
A little backstory: I work in a software development company and boy, do those guys love/hate that phrase.
Scope creep is when a client requests that more functionalities be added to an already planned (and sometimes already being coded) piece of software. Computers are pretty dumb and have to be told everything. Hence, the reason programmers protest when scope creep happens.
Every new feature needs to be coded and coding is not as simple as its name. It is expensive and time-consuming.
So imagine if God was bound by the same limits that programmers are.
When I changed the timeline in my prayer request from "today" to "lifetime," instead of being met with shouts of "scope creep" and estimates running into hundreds of thousand of dollars, I got the peace that comes from being heard, accepted, and answered.
Now that's what I'm talking about...😉
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