God Knows Best
Sometimes in life, there are things we really want but we don’t get. In some cases we might get upset over it because we feel we deserved it etc but the fact that we didn’t get it could be for our highest good.
I’ll give two real life examples:
1) Unsuccessful Interview
A good friend of mine once applied for a job in a Government office. He prayed before going to the interview but didn’t get the job. Another lady was successful with the post.
Months later, the same office called him to ask if he would be interested in another post. He was interested, attended the interview and this time got the job.
As it so happened, not long after, they had to cut some posts and it was decided it would be for the post of the lady above (the first job he applied for) that would have to go. So, if God had answered his prayer and made him successful at the first interview – it would have been him out of a job.
Sometimes, if we don’t get what we want, it could be that there is a good reason behind it.
2) God why me?
I shared a house with some people in Liverpool in the early 90s. We all had a room each and shared the bathroom / kitchen. Then one day the Landlord gave us a notice that he wanted everyone to leave. He wanted to sell the house?
It was inconvenient and I had to stay with a friend for a few weeks. I started looking for alternative accommodation and my friend encouraged me to buy. I wasn’t confident about it, as I was only an Admin Assistant in the Civil Service, on £9,000 (about 1994). So, I viewed a beautiful 2 bedroom flat being sold by a couple. It looked fairly new, nothing needed to be done. Beautiful décor, Lovely kitchen, bathroom suite, central heating with timer, alarm system, garden. It had been reduced to £25,000 (those were the days).
I put in an offer, my uncle and brother who lived in London helped me out with the 5% deposit - I could just about afford the solicitors fees and moved in to the flat within 6 – 8 weeks.
When all the palaver started my thoughts were “God, why is this happening to me?” sort of moaning. But when I got the keys to this beautiful flat – my thoughts were: well, I’m glad the previous landlord kicked us all out. Infact, he should’ve done it sooner.
So, in a nutshell I’ve learnt that sometimes trials give way to better things and some prayers are not answered immediately for our own good.
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