Letting God Choose

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God may be saying no to something you have asked of Him because He wants to give you something far better than you can imagine. Don’t be afraid to let your Father choose for you.

All glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20, NLT)

When my oldest son was a little boy, I would take him to Toys R Us. We would look around, and I would tell him to pick out something for himself. He would look at the Star Wars figures. I would look at the X-wing fighter with the remote control, thinking that I would like to get it for him. The truth was that I wanted to play with it too. He would pick out his little figure. Then I would say, “I was thinking of getting you something better than that.” He always went along with my idea.

After a while, he started learning something about Dad, which was that Dad liked to get presents for his kids. He came to realize that it was better to say, “I don’t know what to get, Dad. You choose it for me.” He came to realize that my choices often were better than what he chose for himself.

Have you ever said to the Lord, “Here is the way I think You ought to work. But not my will, but Yours, be done”?

Some might say, “I’m not saying that to God! If I say that, He will make me do something I don’t want to.”

I believe a person who thinks that way has a warped concept of God, a misconception that His will is always going to be something undesirable.

God may be saying no to something you have asked Him for because He wants to give you something far better than what you could ask or think. Don’t be afraid to let your Father choose for you.

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