Isn’t that just the hardest thing to do sometimes?
This quote from the Draw the Circle devotional spoke to me tonight:
“When God says no to a prayer, it doesn’t always mean no; sometimes it means not yet. It’s the right request but the wrong time.”
I’ve been there in my life.
There was a time I wanted a particular job SOO bad. It wasn’t God’s timing. That job interview was the biggest disaster you’ve ever seen. I still laugh about how I answered some of the questions. Those people NEVER would have hired me.
Then, a few months down the road – the door opened with the company I’d wanted to work for all along. It was so much better than the job where I bombed my interview. Thank goodness!
The answer wasn’t no to the new job. The answer was not now.
That didn’t make it easier. But, it was a lesson in trusting God and His plan for my life.
(And how NOT to answer interview questions for the future hahah!)
Today, I’ve got several things I’m anxiously waiting and praying for.
– I’d love to write a book, Lord.
– I’d love to have some sort of business of my own – not sure what kind, but the desire is there.
I’ve wondered often if the answer is just a flat NO.
Maybe His answer is for me to wait a bit longer and learn some valuable lessons in this particular season that He has me in.
And I’m ok with that.
I’ll just continue to #slowitdownSunday and “wait for the gift my Father promised!” (Acts 1:4)
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