Listening is just as important as praying. In order to receive confirmation and instruction, we must actually pause to hear what God is saying. How silly would it be if you were to call a friend, ask them a question, and then hang up the phone before they give you an answer? That's what we do when we end our prayers before waiting for God to speak.
Don’t hide who you truly are - who God created you to be - out of fear of what others will think. Don’t neglect what you know God has called you to do because of the negativity and discouragement you receive from others. Embrace wholeheartedly His plan and purpose for your life.
All of God's decisions concerning you are made out of His love for you. He has vowed to forgive you for every single thing you have ever done. Can you extend that same grace to others?
Part of walking by faith is being willing to take the first step. God desires to bless us, but we must also do our part. Is there anything keeping you from pursuing your purpose or being obedient to something God has told you to do? Is fear, insecurity or the idea of what others might think keeping you stagnant?