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1 Kings 21:15
As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned and was dead, Jezebel said to Ahab, “Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give you for money, for Naboth is not alive, but dead.”
I had this urge to title this one, “What lengths will you go to to get your husband to stop whining.” but decided that may not fly well with the men, I’m just kidding…. well, sort of. Anyhow, what lengths will you go to ladies to get what you want or to keep you from whining? Do you have limits? Do you ever get angry or frustrated and go shopping to soothe yourself?
In Jezebel’s case, she never seemed to have a limit for what she would or wouldn’t do, whether it was something she wanted or in this case Ahab wanted a vineyard and God forbid, he was told “no”.
There are times in our lives when God says “no” and when He does it is for our good. He knows what is best for us and if He is telling you no then the best thing you can do is move on and listen to what He says and wait for His best! God wants to give us the ‘desires of our hearts’ but today isn’t always that day. There may be things you desire and now is just not the time for it whether it is a particular job or vacation, or car, would it be worth losing something more important in order for you to have it? I can remember times as I was growing up that my Dad would tell us “no” to going somewhere and if we were brave enough to ask why there were many times he would say, “I just don’t have a good feeling about it.” As frustrating as that was there were times we would see afterward that something tragic would have happened if we had and there were times we never saw the reason, but my Dad was clearly listening to God’s guidance even if it seemed like a small matter.
Don’t push it if God seems to be holding you back from something. Trust Him to bring the best for you into your life. Listen to His prompting and know that if you are in His waiting room it is better than the ‘operating room’. Ask for God’s wisdom and allow Him to set your boundaries in all that you do.
“You can’t talk yourself out of a problem that you behave yourself into.” Stephen Covey