Did you know that prayer can activate a growth mindset within ourselves?
What happens when we have an active prayer life?
Prayer is a Mindset
It’s no secret that prayer is a mindset. But what exactly happens when we have an active prayer life?
Well, for starters, it helps us focus on our environment. When we press into prayer, we become more aware of our surroundings. Regardless if you’re praying about something that happened in the past, present, or future, you shift your focus to a specific time frame.
If you’re praying about something that happened in the past, you are made aware of what happened. If you’re praying about something that is current, then you are focusing on how to navigate the situation at hand. And, if you’re praying about something to come, you’re positioning yourself to play a part in whatever it is that you are wanting to come to fruition.
Despite whatever it is that you are praying for (or against) prayer can activate a growth mindset within ourselves.
How Does Prayer Activate a Growth Mindset?
Despite the capacity of your current prayer life, you are allowing yourself to commune with God. And when we commune with God, we are allowing God and ourselves to work alongside each other. Just like God can’t force anything upon us, we can’t force anything upon God either.
But if we have an active prayer life, we are keeping open communication.
See, God knows our current circumstances already. But if prayer is a mindset, then it’s a growth mindset at that. In other words, allowing room for God to work allows us room to grow. It allows room for healing and restoration. Through prayer, we acknowledge the things that we can control. And the things that we are unable to control? Well, we are growing and expanding the strength within us. Anytime we ask something of God, we accept the need to be replenished. When we ask God to give us the courage to stand up for ourselves, we accept growth. If we ask God to give us the bravery to stand up for someone else, we accept growth.
In all things prayer, we are seeking growth, regardless of a specific language used. Because the truth is, there aren’t “magic” prayers. There isn’t special wording or a special amount of prayer that unlocks the goodness of God. However, in any frequency or capacity of prayer, we are automatically setting ourselves in communication with our creator.
And I can’t think of anything more that I’d want to be filled with.