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Do you ever have times when your life seems out of control? Do you ever feel pressured and fear you are missing out on a certain quality of life because your days are so busy?

Do you worry that you are neglecting one or more areas of your life because you are trying to fill numerous roles and meet endless expectations? I've experienced that too.

Have you ever felt as if you are stuck in one place and are going nowhere? Or worse yet, have you ever felt as if you are going backward?

Have you had times when you've lost your vision for the future? Or have you been frustrated because you never had a vision to begin with?

Have you wondered whether you can actually move into the full purpose and destiny God has for you? I, too, have felt all those things.

But God doesn't want you to feel that way.

God doesn't want you to live the kind of life in which you are barely hanging on. He doesn't want you to merely eke out an existence, find a way to cope with your misery or just get by.

He has more for you than that. He has a great purpose for your life.

But it won't be fulfilled without prayer.

Do you hunger for a greater sense of the Lord's presence in your life? Do you desire to know God in a deeper way?

Do you want to serve Him better and more completely? So do I.

The good news is that this is the way God wants you to feel.

God wants you to long for His presence. He wants you to find your fulfillment in Him and nothing else.

He wants you to walk closely with Him and increase in faith and knowledge of His Word. He wants you to put all your hopes and dreams in His hands and look to Him to meet all your needs.

He wants you to totally depend on Him. That's because when you do, He can move you into the purpose for which you were created.

But not without prayer.

If we are not praying about our lives, we can too easily become people we don't want to be. We become women who hear the truth but don't act in faith to appropriate it for our lives.

We spend valuable time grappling with doubt, fear, insecurity and uncertainty. We end up going around in circles, always passing through the same territory and coming back to the same problems, same frustrations, same mistakes and same limitations. We become callused, unforgiving, anxious, impatient or unteachable.

None of this is what we want! We want to break out of any self-defeating cycle of repeated patterns and habits and transcend ourselves, our limitations and our circumstances.

We want to be more than just survivors—even though there are times we are grateful to be just that. But we want more. We want to be overcomers.

And we want to be a part of something greater than ourselves. We want to be connected to what God is doing on the earth in a way that bears fruit for His kingdom. We want to abound in God's love and blessings.

We want to live life on purpose and with purpose. We want it all—all God has for us. But we can never achieve that quality of life outside the power of God. And then only as we pray.

We've all had times when we feel completely powerless in the face of our circumstances. We know we don't have what it takes to attain any kind of permanent transformation in our lives. Our best efforts to change ourselves and our circumstances always fail to produce lasting results.

We recognize our need for a power outside of and far greater than ourselves. But there is only one power in the world great enough to help us rise above ourselves and the difficult things we face and move us into a life of purpose. That is the power of God.

Without God's power, we can't transcend our limitations or get out of our ruts. We can't stand strong in the face of all that opposes us. We are doomed to a life of spiritual mediocrity.

God wants to deliver us from all that separates us from His best. He wants to set us free from everything that prevents us from moving into all He has for us. And He wants to use us to make a difference in His kingdom. All this requires the power of His Holy Spirit.

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