A large number of Christians today say - I don't have to do anything, if it is God's will, it will happen. Know someone who says that? In reality, words are like a cup that fills until it's full and it overflows - good or bad it depends on what you say, but when it overflows, your words are realized. God's will is that you speak life-filled words, so that your life is overflowing with goodness.
And at one point I realized, if I can't speak God's Word, what He says about my situation, then I have to keep my mouth shut, no matter what I see, hear or feel!
Has anything changed Today?
We can go to the Divine Service, be in it, praise God, hear His Word, but not connecting what we heard with faith, being in unbelief (coming guided by other motives), being resentful of anyone, we can leave the same as we came…