Also on these boards
when i think about when I'm working on something my parents told me to do i think I'm not doing this for my parents I'm doing it because the bible tells us to. and that changes my mind set.
Once we have called, our next step is to watch. He has never broken a promise and He is promising to show us great and mighty things we do not know. God finds joy not only in our asking but also in our anticipation that follows. Lets not rob Him of them!
There was a point when I realized that every rebellious path my "you can't tell me what to do" heart led me down had left me sad and broken. That moment is when I first understood this verse.