Sometimes the answers to my prayers come in disguise. I barely recognize them at all. Until I hear myself speaking out loud to my Almighty God and what has occured in my mind, my feelings or my life comes right out of my mouth and goes into my own ears, I may never realize my prayers were answered.
When I say they may "come in disguise," it's my nice way of saying the answers to my prayers may look like something I REALLY don't want at all. The answers to my constant prayer to grow and know God better tomorrow than I know Him today are often the hidden ones, disguised as aggravations, frustrations, arguments and misery.
I'm thrilled to say I discovered a gigantic answer to prayer this week. Nobody needs to hear the gory story of my big argument with a loved one. Nobody else but me really needs to understand how I finally came to grips with the fact that (no big surprise, perhaps) being right is not necessarily relevant.
Being right is irrelevant when God's plan is best served by observing what's happening and remembering my purpose on this planet at this time - being a Light Unto The Nations. That's the purpose of every Jew.
I'm barely starting to get it. I had my own ideas about what being a light unto the nations might mean, what it would look like and sound like. Turns out, God has His own ideas about it, and God's ideas are 'way better than mine.