Earlier this year, in my quiet time, I spoke to God about the matters of my heart. He began to share with me some things to come within the next few years of my life. I was ready to experience it all. I knew that because God doesn’t lie, that everything he promised me would be so. I wrote down what he shared, dated it and put it away. Months later, I was in quiet time again and I brought back the words that he had spoken to me. It felt like NOTHING that I had written down was coming to life. Not a single thing. I immediately began to think that maybe I had heard God wrong. Maybe, I wrote down my own desires instead of what God had spoken. While the timeframes that God had shared were not over, I felt as though they were cutting it really really close. It wasn’t adding up. It didn’t make sense anymore. The original confidence that I carried, had been replaced with confusion.
There were things that I had prayed about and God answered instantly. Of course, those were the cases of “NO”. He was quick to show me the things that were not aligned to His plan for my life. But what about the “YES”? Where were those”? Why is it that a yes from God seems to take forever, but a no is instant. I began to become frustrated with God. I couldn’t understand why things werent coming together as HE stated that they would. My desires were not bad. They were not selfish. I would pray my frustration to God over and over, and still nothing.
Then, I remebered who I am to God. Who, WE are to Him. I remembered that I am a Daughter of the King. God began to speak to me these words” I withhold nothing from you”. I sat with this confirmation and dwelled on the word withold. While I dwelled on the word withhold, I understood it to mean that our God does not keep anything from us. He does not refuse our desires. However, in his Kindness (whether we see it as such is still to be deteremined) he does delay.
- Our God delays certain things from us because we may not be as ready as we believe we are to handle it.
- We may still need to be delivered from certain strongholds that would negatively impact what he has for us.
- We may have a process of surrendering to HIM first that is required of us to avoid making “things” an idol.
If we spend an abudance of our time, being frustrated by what we don’t have, can we be trusted to adore God with what we do have?
Ask yourself, Do I believe truly that God is who he says he is and that he will do what he promised?
If you find yourself saying no, or even hestiant to answer, bring your concern before God. Tell him why you don’t believe and ASK Him to guide you to trust Him again.
God will infact do EVERYTHING he promised. He will do it in His time and not ours. Don’t allow the enemy to convince you that you heard God wrong. If you feel uncertain, ask God to confirm His word to you. God does NOT operate in confusion. There is no gray with God. If he said it, believe it! There is a song by Maverick City Worship called “Man of Your Word. I encourage you to listen and be reminded of God’s promises. You can do so by clicking the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TrVCZF-4pI
Luke:11:9-13: And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Psalm:84:11: For the LORD God is our sun and our shield. He gives us grace and glory. The LORD will withhold no good thing from those who do what is right.