I know what it is to want something so badly and pray fervently in the direction of it being answered in my favor. I also understand the sinking feeling of God saying “no” multiple times when I’ve continued to knock on the wrong door, practically pleading, only to discover in hindsight that His “no” was the best thing that could have happened to me.
There is absolute nothing wrong with praying, asking, seeking and coming back for a second opinion from God, because, “you know” …maybe He changed His mind! But I’ve learned God is pretty decisive and only wants the best for our life. When we grow accustomed to getting our way and seeking instant gratification in various areas of our life, we are not used to being turned away. We want a “yes” and we want it now!
Friend, HIS “no” is from a much deeper knowledge of our past, present and future. He loves you too much to allow you to have your way. The Apostle Paul had to also accept God’s “no” and was told:
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
2 Corinthians 12:9
I don’t know what you are praying for. I don’t know how long you’ve been praying for it. Actually, you are free to pray for anything, everything, and however you want. Some things will be answered according to your heart’s desire because they align with His heart for you. Thank God! But when your heart’s desire does not align with God’s best for your life, and you are genuinely seeking for His will to be done, there will be a moment where God will lovingly, kindly, and gently say, ” Don’t ask me anymore!” It is then we need to trust His leadership and wait. Wait for God’s best because it will make you want to shout of gratitude!
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.James 1:17 NKJV