HOW WILL YOU HANDLE IT?
There will be times when you will not receive everything you want. When I don’t give you something you want; please know there is always a reason for not honoring your request. No loving father would give their child everything they wanted; for if he did, how would you ever learn to be grateful? I promised to supply all your needs; not your wants. No good thing will I withhold from those who love Me, and I will supply your needs.
Yes, I know in My word, I said if you delight yourself in Me, I will give you the desires of your heart. When I said that, it was never My intention to give you whatever you wanted, any time you wanted it. My child, it was always My expectation that as you delighted in Me, you would grow and mature in Me, and your desires would line up with My perfect will for you. And when you are walking in My will for your life, never would you desire anything that wouldn’t glorify My name.
My child, there are going to be times when you don't get what you want from Me, so that I may examine the attitude of your heart towards Me. Will you handle it with maturity and grace or will you throw a tantrum and turn away from Me? Look at how My faithful servant Paul handled things when he didn’t get what he desired. He prayed earnestly for an affliction to be lifted from him. I know that he desired for it to be removed; however, I denied his request telling him that My grace was sufficient for him. He handled it maturely, choosing My plans and purposes over his desire for comfort at the moment. Paul accepted this and I strengthened him, and blessed the work of his hands. I am hoping that you will respond the same way that he did.
How are you going to respond to Me in times when you don’t get what you desired? I am looking for those who will walk in holiness before Me, and will love Me, and do My will no matter the circumstances. I am looking for the ones who follow the example that My Son set forth and say, “Nevertheless, not my will, but Thy will be done.” I am searching the earth for such ones, so that I might fill them with greater measures of My anointing, so I can accomplish My purposes through them. My child, will you trust Me and be one of these?
Now tell Me, how will you handle it the next time you don’t get what you want, and I choose to give you what you need?
MEDITATE ON HIS WORD
Psa. 84:11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Php. 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Php 4:11 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
2Co 12:8-10 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore, I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: