I’m learning more and more each day that NO is not always a bad thing! We associate the word NO with rejection. Just hearing the word dampers our spirit and crushes the hope of getting what our hearts truly want. Today, let’s look at NO in a lighter way and a new perspective. Is God telling you No?
If so, I want to encourage you that when The Father says No, it’s not to hurt or harm you. You are not the first and surely not the last God will say NO to. Look at what God told David in 1 Chronicles 28:3; But God said to me,’You are not to build a house for my Name, because you are a warrior and have shed blood. How devestating do you think David was? He had it in his heart to build a resting place for the Ark of the Covenant and now he had heard from the Lord Himself. This burning passion would not come to pass by David’s hands. The temple would be built; but by the hands of his son Solomon.
Whatever desires God has placed in your heart will come to pass. How, when, and where, you may not know until His timing. Trust God like David did! David did not hold bitterness or resentment in his heart, but instead accepted God’s will and became an encourager to his son. He remembered what God had already done for him. In verse 4 he said, “Yet the LORD, the God of Israel, chose me from my whole family to be king over Israel forever. He chose Judah as leader, and from the house of Judah he chose my family, and from my father’s sons he was pleased to make me king over all Israel. In other words David trusted God’s plan for his life.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
As always, “Count it All Joy”, even when the Lord says No,