Delay Is Not Denial
Denial is one state of mind we youths find ourselves in. Why wouldn’t we…? We live in a society where we all want things to happen in a quickie. Being influenced by Social media affect our lives even if we don’t know it.
We find ourselves praying for the desires of our hearts to be granted and when it doesn’t happen in the time we want, we tend to lose hope or rather still, want to find a shorter way to make things done.
Fortunately for us, God makes us wait for a reason, he allows opportunities and blessings to happen in his own timing or season. So, trust me, when what we want doesn’t happen right away, there is a reason.
When you let your mind get possessed with negative thoughts, the devil convinces you that slow change means no change, and delay equals denial. But the devil is, just as he always has been, a liar.
With these denial thoughts in our minds, we give up too easily in our prayers When we don’t get to see the answers almost immediately, we lose hope, or we quit. God is not pleased with this approach.
Why You Should Depend On God When You Think You Are In Denial.
Always remember that “God knows our needs. I am pretty sure you are asking, Then Why doesn’t He just give it to me, instead of keeping me waiting for long?” But the Truth remains, Whether you agree with God’s ways, or not: God is still in charge and makes the rules and not you.
So, isn’t it Better to just line up with God and believe in him instead of fighting against His plans for your life? Besides, in reality, God’s ways are always perfect, it is just that we are often too in a hurry, or too immature and also ignorant to understand all God is doing.
The Bible also made us understand in Luke 18:1 – Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart.
God allows us to wait so that we can grow as Christians. Delay doesn’t mean denial, it just means wait, be patient. Waiting is hard for us humans especially when we let ourselves get influenced by what we see on the internet and also because our society doesn’t believe in it.
If things do not come in an instant then we move on. Patience is an important virtue that needs to be valued more. We are all familiar with the story of Joseph.
God gave Joseph, the son of Jacob, (see Genesis 37-48) a promise that one day he would rule. But then, for the next thirteen years, everything went exactly opposite to the promise. His brothers, who hated him, sold him to the Egyptians. Then as a slave in Potiphar’s house, he was falsely accused of raping his master’s wife where he was later thrown into prison and forgotten.
Joseph refused to let his circumstances shape his outlook. God eventually blessed Joseph and made him a blessing to others. Instead of using the delayed promise as a reason to grumble against God, Joseph kept it in the back of his mind to give him courage and strength. In time (God’s time) Joseph’s life changed.
Always remember that God has a good plan for our lives always, just like he said he the book of Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. (And in some versions “a plan of good and not of evil”)
Keep Trusting him even when life doesn’t make sense to you and also rely on his words. A delay is not denial, but a time of preparing you for the promise of God ahead.