A situation was brewing -- for a second time, actually -- and I quickly prayed both for strength and for God's prevention. I got a "yes". Now, the first time this situation occurred, I was literally in tears. I felt like a piece of my heart was torn away. It was a material thing; but I was very much attached to it. This is why I prayed for strength: I did not want to be attached so dramatically. At the same time, I was not interested in a recurrence. So when I got a "yes", I asked God, "Positive or negative?" I was afraid that I had been faithless, but my dad inadvertently reminded me of David's prayer:
"And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, "Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah?" And the LORD said unto him, "Go up." And David said, "Whither shall I go up?" And He said, 'Unto Hebron.' "
(2 Samuel 2:1 KJV)
After I prayed, the situation began to unfold and I hastily but politely asked for something not to be done. My mother says that there was a misunderstanding of my words. But in any case, I was so shocked that I could not speak or feel pain that my request was trampled on. It was amazing! I actually was alright, Even after I overcame my shock, there was no heaviness of heart or sadness of soul. I was free. =) God had freed me from the strong cords that were connecting me to material things and had connected me to my everlasting kingdom. And He answered my prayer - positively!