Let me guess, you’re hoping that through your endless fasting and prayer, God will just do a miracle and let you have a job, right? Unfortunately, that’s not how the law of importunity works.
God only responds to faith. If your fasting and prayer lacks faith, then it will just be another emotional adventure. Shockingly, God would feel your pain, but He’s very unlikely to release your desire except He feels your faith. God is touched by the feelings of our infirmity, but He’s moved by our desperate faith.
Ofcourse, God responds to consistent cries, but the consistent cries He responds to must be faith rooted. The bible tells us about an unjust Judge who wasn’t really interested in helping a widow, but he had to help her because of her importunity. Her consistency in seeking the Judge wasn’t emotional at all, she knew that it was in the capacity of the judge to do it, and it was that knowledge that built faith in her to remain there until the judge responded.
Just because you’re praying and fasting for God to give you a job doesn’t necessary mean that you believe God can give you a job. There are people who fast and pray often, yet live in fear and doubt.
I fear that the subject of fasting may have been misunderstood by many Christians. The primary purpose of fasting should be to boost your faith enough to receive the breakthrough you need. If faith development isn’t part of your fasting exercise, then your fasting and prayer may end in futility. This means that you don’t fast and pray to get a job, you fast and pray to develop your faith enough to get a job. Prophet Isaiah unveils a deep mystery about fasting, let’s read from scriptures:
6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
9 Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity.
So first we fast to loose the hold of wickedness over our lives, to undo heavy burdens upon our lives, and to free ourselves from oppressions and yokes. Believe it or not, these are not things you can do with emotional prayers and fasting, you need to be well equipped with knowledge from on high. The more knowledge you get, the stronger your faith becomes. The stronger your faith, the faster and easier you overcome challenges.
One of the greatest truths about life is that we would all be free from challenges, the difference is the timing. While some build their faith and overcome early enough, some only become free when they die.
Speaking of oppression, you need scriptural illumination to be free from oppression. And that’s because oppression is the affliction you receive from Satan on legal grounds. If you fast and pray one hundred days without accessing knowledge of your rights In Christ, you can’t be free from the legal hold of oppression. So verse 8 of that scripture says, “so shall your light break forth… And your health shall bring forth speedily”. That’s right! That’s the power of light or revelation, it will cause you to receive your breakthrough speedily, no more delay.
Verse 9 says, “Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am”. So God does not answer your emotional cries, He answers your call that was birthed from the breaking forth of light.
Therefore as you go into a fast, buy books that relates to your situation. Study until you you access revelation, then pray with the revelation you access. During fasting, prayer without access to revelation will stress your prayer time. Revelation makes the prayer time enjoyable. I recommend you read my book “FASTING TO GET RESULTS”.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed, in Jesus precious name!