What May Be Happening When God Says “No”
I wanted the job. I wanted it badly. And a few weeks after making it to the final round of interviews, I learned that I had just missed the cut.
I called my friend Shon to share the bad news.
“Is the door totally shut?” he asked.
“They only hire seasonally, and this was pretty much my one shot,” I said. “So basically, God will have to do it if it’s going to happen.”
“Would you want it any other way?” he asked.
I paused, looked down, smiled to myself, and said, “I suppose I wouldn’t.”
That was several years ago, and as God would have it, I did get that job. Since then, I’ve had many other opportunities to wait for God to meet my needs. Sometimes it was other jobs I wanted, or a spouse, healing from chronic illness, or His intervention in the lives of others. I’m still asking for some of those things today.
But when I plead for divine intervention, it’s usually because God is the only one who can pull it off. Otherwise, I would just take care of it myself.
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