You’re never getting to a better place without being unrealistic in your prayer life. Faith is asking God for what is not yet reality. He invites you to call on Him and promises to show you great and mighty things that are not realistic yet (Jeremiah 33:3). Be bold and courageous in your asking even if it feels awkward at first. Your heart, your inner critic, and your circumstances may smirk at your audacious request, but God smiles at it. He loves it when His children dare their lips to ask for what their heart dreams. Your faith may quiver a little, and that’s ok. He remembers that you are human and will help you with the bits of unbelief mixed into your prayers (Mark 9:24). Remind yourself that He gave you the best He had when He gave His Son; why would He be stingy and begrudging of lesser things (Romans 8:32)? Reminisce about His resume’: He spoke the world into existence, drained a dry walking path at the bottom of the sea, fed thousands with a tiny amount of food, and came back from the dead. Do you really think you can request anything more unrealistic than these?
Write out your request and post it where you can see it often. Put it in code if you don’t wish anyone to see it, but write it, dream it, believe it, pray it! If He answers “no,” you lose nothing, and you can’t help but gain something better. Don’t risk missing out on a new reality because you are too scared to invite His power into your current one.
Be strong, be courageous, be unrealistic!