The main pressures we have is the pressures we place on ourselves. We’re anxious about receiving our desires, therefore we put pressure on ourselves to “act holy” to get our desires NOW.

Believers put pressure on themselves through works. We fast for so many days, pray for so many hours, and attend so many church services in order for God to bless us. We think the more we do, the faster we’ll get what we desire. That’s not faith. That’s attempting to earn a blessing through works.

Biblical faith is asking God for the desire, in faith, believing that He’ll bring it to pass. It may be a day, a month, or a year, but we must trust He’ll eventually bring it to pass.

Don’t be deceived into thinking that your works will speed up the response time of your desires. If God didn’t specifically give you a date, relax knowing your faith is at work and it will eventually bring it to pass.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
Philippians 4:6 NKJV