I’m probably more a pessimist than I like to admit. I call myself a “realist”, but actually do lean more toward the negative side.
I remember when a camp our church supports was going through a difficult financial time several years ago. It didn’t look good. The new director went to supporting churches asking for prayer. I decided to pray, but in the back of my mind I was thinking this probably wasn’t going to succeed. Like Jonah, I would stand back and watch for success, but in reality think, “I told you so” when it didn’t pan out. Thankfully, the camp came through very well and I even have had the humbling and joyful pleasure of speaking there. I have definitely become one of their biggest fans and look forward to what God will do in the future. I am now confident that God will do much more than I could ever dream.