Has God ever had to tell you no? You thought you wanted something. you prayed and you cried and you just knew god would work a miracle in your life and bless you. But it didn't happen. God told us no! I know that for God to use us and to mold us he has to sometimes tell us know. But by and by we will see, that God was sparing us from from headaches and some heartaches that we couldn't see in the moment. God was giving us a "delayed blessing" but making some stuff in our life not work out.
God will break you to position you. Break you to promote you. And break you to put you in your right place. But when He breaks you He doesn't hurt you. When He breaks you, He doesn't destroy you, He does it with Grace. Have you ever been gracefully broken?
One of the hardest things in the world is submitting ourselves to God. Its not that we don't love and honor God, its that we think we can get our lives in order, all by ourselves. Yet if we live long enough, we will all get to the point where we have to throw our hands up and declare "I CAN'T DO THIS ON MY OWN. I NEED YOUR GOD, RIGHT NOW. NOT MY WILL, BUT LET THY WILL BE DONE."
ALLOW THESE WORDS TO MINISTER TO YOUR HEART
"All I have in these hands and multiply God, all that I am and find my heart, On the altar again, set me on fire. Here I am, God Arms wide open Pouring out my life Gracefully broken! My heart stands in awe of Your name, Your mighty love stands strong to the end. You will fulfill Your purpose in me You won't forsake me, You will be with me"