Are we aware of what God is doing?
we sometimes have too fixed a view about what God is or ought to be doing, also we can be trapped in the ways as to how he ought to do it. Yet God works in mysterious ways:
John Wesley’s father, Samuel, was a dedicated pastor, but there were those in his parish who did not like him. On February 9, 1709, a fire broke out in the rectory at Epworth, possibly set by one of the rector’s enemies. Young John, not yet six years old, was stranded on an upper floor of the building. Two neighbors rescued the lad just seconds before the roof crashed in. One neighbor stood on the other’s shoulders and pulled young John through the window. Samuel Wesley said, “Come, neighbors, let us kneel down. Let us give thanks to God. He has given me all my eight children. Let the house go. I am rich enough.” John Wesley often referred to himself as a “brand plucked out of the fire” (Zech 3:2; Amos 4:11). In later years he often noted February 9 in his journal and gave thanks to God for His mercy. Samuel Wesley labored for 40 years at Epworth and saw very little fruit; but consider what his family accomplished!
Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching and Preachers, W. Wiersbe, Moody Press, 1984, p. 251
I wonder if Samuel ever imagined what God would do through John and Charles? Samuel and his wife by their prayers and ministry planted seeds that would give blessing to generations. Let's not be too disappointed when we don't see what we want but trust in the God who answers prayer, in the God who knows and loves best
Ephesians 3:20-21 New International Version (NIV)
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.