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There is a blessing in that "no"

I know it may not seem that way right now but believe it or not, there is a blessing in “no.” Sometimes “no” is not what we want to hear but the “no” can save us from a world of trouble that we know nothing about. During these hard times, I think a lot of us are getting denials, for example, we didn’t get the job we applied for, we didn’t get the relationship we were hoping for or we didn’t get approved for that really nice condo or that car loan.

I haven’t always looked at “no” as a great response sometimes my feelings are very hurt when I hear “no” especially when I was hoping for that “yes,” but it could actually be a good thing one thing I learned for sure is that a good “no” from God can be so humbling. So many times in life we may think we want that thing or that person so much; only to get it and realize it was not what we expected. That’s why I think it’s so important to pray just like Jesus did in (NKJV) Luke 22:42 saying, “Father, if it is your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not my will, but yours be done.” If you haven’t been praying that way I encourage you to please start because the more I live for Jesus I want what he wants for me not my own selfish desires.

Yes, you may want that job or that man or that woman or even that nice condo or that expensive car. But there is a saying, “in life if you can’t have what you want you might want to love what you have first.” By the way, always start right where you are and just be grateful. Be honest, when was the last time you took the time to thank God for the current job you have? And when was the last time you took the time to thank God for your singleness? Did you thank him for the fact that he didn’t approve that condo or the car you couldn’t afford anyway? Learn to be content with what God has already given, thank him for the good times and the bad times and never forget to not only thank God when he says, “yes” but I learned to praise him, even more, when he says, “no.” I realized that God may be keeping something from me that I may not yet be ready for.

Please stay encouraged and do understand if something is for you then at the right time God will release it to you. In his timing; not your timing people. My favorite scripture: (NKJV) Habakkuk 2:2-3 Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

What’s for you is for you so trust that and don’t rush that.

God Bless you

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