It is often said to be careful what you wish for you just might get it…especially when spiritual growth is involved! Whatever you are praying for, the universe/God/Goddess will send you an opportunity to practice those principles. I find it funny that both people I discussed this with (prior to me writing this) used the example of patience. They start praying for patience and all of a sudden they get all these opportunities to practice patience- meaning that trying to get stuff done starts taking a long time, they get stuck in line, stuck behind slow cars, deal with bad drivers…..you get the picture.
Last night I was listening to the talk on releasing the belief in lack. The belief in lack is one of the ways that fear manifests. The talk was explaining that you don’t even know if you’re lacking some things until the time comes (future) so any belief in lack or not enough is based in the past somewhere- therefore we are not being truly present in the moment.