How many times have you prayed for something and then played the highlight reel in your head of all of your mistakes and reasons you don’t deserve Him to answer. By the time you’re done praying, you’re in a funk. I’ve done it more times than I can count, and I bet you have to.
Contrary to what we sometimes believe, God isn’t holding our sin in a basket with glee waiting for your next request so that He can say, “You have got to be kidding! You don’t deserve that, no way.” He isn’t judging you. He isn’t trying to hold you down. He isn’t spending one moment reminding you of your mistakes. He isn’t repaying you according to your sins.
God is beside Himself in love with you! Psalm 103:10-12 tell us that God doesn’t pay us back according to our sin because His love for us reaches up as high as is possible to go! And then, as if that wasn’t enough, He removes our sin from us. Be sure you capture this deep in your spirit. You can’t go past God’s love and you can’t access your past sin. Talk about freedom!!!
The next time you ask God for something, speak against the voice that reminds you of your sin because that’s not God’s voice. Remind yourself that God doesn’t repay you according to your mistakes. If He doesn’t answer as you expect, it’s because He has a better plan, it’s not because he wants to punish you.