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When You Almost Settled, But God Blocked it…

When You Almost Settled, But God Blocked it…

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12) 

Sometimes we become so consumed with how big our problems are that we forget how big our God is.

Isaiah 54:17 says: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”.

No, That doesn’t mean that everything will go your way all the time. It simply means that God will not allow anything to get in the way of the plan that He has for you.

Sadly, and way too often we find ourselves giving up on God when things don’t go according to our plans or turn out the way we want them to turn out.

Whatever you’re praying for, Be Patient. God’s delay is not always His denial.

Maybe there’s some things you need to get in place before God grants your heart’s desires.

For example, If you’re praying for a husband, maybe there’s some things you need to work on within yourself before God can unite you with the man of your dreams.

Maybe you’re praying for a financial breakthrough. God hears you, but sometimes we have to learn to be happy with what we have before God will give us more.

Whatever you’re faced with, please know that God has not given up on you, so please don’t give up on Him!

I had the pleasure of having a conversation with a young lady the other day whom I’ve mentored for the past couple of years and all I can say is “WOW” .  She has definitely come a long way!

When I first met her, she was a total wreck! (her words, not mine) She was losing Faith in God and was having a hard time with her Christian walk.

I remember her saying that she wasn’t even sure if there was a God. Like most of us, she was having her share of trials and tribulations. But instead of depending on God for strength, she was ready to give up.

For over a year she and her fiance had been trying to get married, purchase a home, and start a family, but it seemed like every time they made one step, something would push them back two steps!

Well after being with her boyfriend of a little over a year, He decided a month before their wedding day that he just wasn’t “ready”!

During our conversation, She was all smiles as she shared the news that she had just purchased her first home (alone).  She said ” I thank God for blocking everything I thought I wanted” .

She went on to say that now it was all very clear to her. Every setback and roadblock had been for her good.

Just think…. If she had things her way/ the way she prayed for them, she would probably be going through a divorce right now, stuck with a house she could no longer afford on her own, and maybe even be a single parent if God had answered her prayers exactly the way she asked.

See God knew what she didn’t know and as hard as it may be, we must accept that sometimes rejection is God’s protection!

110 Comments

110 Comments

  1. Barbara Allen

    June 12, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    So true I believe

  2. Ogochukwu Hariet Onyeabor

    June 11, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    I’m at my lowest time right now and still don’t know if I’m making the right decision…
    I hope God lead me to make the right decision and give me the strength to carry on… Amen

  3. Maureen Gower

    June 11, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Amen I thank him for everything.

  4. Carolyn Walker Blount

    June 11, 2017 at 1:24 am

    Amen, love this article! Teresa Hughes Jasmine Cierra

  5. Jennifer King

    June 10, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Amen

  6. Susan Asiret

    June 10, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Amen

  7. Lydi Pascua

    June 10, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Debbie

  8. Berina Ogega

    June 10, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Amen

  9. Edy Favour Chakaya

    June 10, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Amen

  10. Mary Knapp

    June 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This is almost exactly what happened to me. After 12 years of being with my first ever bf I felt God tell me to break it off. I had been trying to force the relationship convinced he had to be the one. He would tell me we were gonna get married and we even started planning for one and I purchased a dress. But he kept dragging his feet and treating me badly. This back and forth went on for years with him. I was mentally and emotionally spent. I felt like I was loosing my mind! I would cry out to the Lord to please make a way and work it all out but time after time every door slammed in my face. Finally during a time of prayer and fasting I had dreams I broke up with him and when I woke up I felt the Lord compel me to do it. Anyone who knows me knew this was unthinkable as I am stubborn and didn’t want to admit defeat after 12 long hard years. But when the Lord wants something to end it ends.. just like that. I realize now almost a year and a half later that it was a blessing in disguise. As hard as it was to walk away from the only man I’ve ever had in my life it was for the best. He wasn’t a believer and I was unable to grow in my walk with the Lord when he was in my life. I have changed and grown so much since then and I literally feel the Lord at work in my life. No I haven’t found the right man yet but I feel like he is right around the corner. So if you keep trying to force something whatever it may be and it keeps not working out then maybe try to realize and make peace that it’s not what’s best for you and God is protecting you. Just trust Him and surrender it all. He cares for us and only wants what’s best!

  11. Wendyang Supang

    June 10, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Amen..

  12. Edennamani Blessing

    June 10, 2017 at 11:44 am

    What are you thinking

  13. Hannatu Ogolowa

    June 10, 2017 at 11:31 am

    True

  14. Evangelist Veronica Boyd

    June 10, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Amen and I will always!

  15. Matelita Korovulavula

    June 10, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Beautifully said

  16. Lerato Mamaoratile Mamabolo

    June 10, 2017 at 8:53 am

    Amen

  17. Rachel Gause

    June 10, 2017 at 8:17 am

    To God be the glory. I am very very very thankful I didn’t settle.

  18. Lydi Pascua

    June 10, 2017 at 7:42 am

    Charissa

  19. Krung-krung Park Seon

    June 10, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Amen.

  20. Lisa Turner

    June 10, 2017 at 6:49 am

    Right now…Jesus!!

  21. Andrea Fountaine

    June 10, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Yes lord

  22. Iko Be Grateful

    June 10, 2017 at 5:31 am

    Amen

  23. MrsBri Cousin

    June 10, 2017 at 5:16 am

    Amen

  24. Nel Jinenum Nashion

    June 10, 2017 at 4:43 am

    very true. TYL.

  25. Dalryn Van Cuylenberg

    June 10, 2017 at 4:36 am

    I thank God for all that He has blocked in my life. And the disappointments I have experienced have been My Lord’s way of telling me” Its not for you” Love you Jesus

  26. Cindy Cristina-Fraser

    June 10, 2017 at 3:55 am

    Girlie Nocon – Harish

  27. Deborah James Autry

    June 10, 2017 at 3:04 am

    Thank you for blocking any plans of marriage to Bill years ago!

  28. Jessica Quiles Soto

    June 10, 2017 at 2:38 am

    Amber Gutto

  29. Cassandra Lancaster

    June 10, 2017 at 2:21 am

    I totally trust God in my
    Life. Nothing is lost. God works all things together for good focus on the Lords goodness and see his goodness manifest !! It’s amazing

  30. May Ann Ubando

    June 10, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Amen! Praise God! You are really good to me.

  31. Nikki Aye

    June 10, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Franchesca Golson

  32. Ronna Dillard

    June 10, 2017 at 1:13 am

    Yes God Is Father and has The Perfect Plan

  33. Jessica Holt

    June 10, 2017 at 12:56 am

    Chanel, read this.

  34. Garmei Kennedy

    June 10, 2017 at 12:40 am

    Amen

  35. Brina Doc

    June 9, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    Amen

  36. Angie Aranjo

    June 9, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    The Lord knows best, Amen!

  37. Đïaž Řøxaņ

    June 9, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    Amen

  38. Jane Freddie

    June 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Always

  39. Ella Sanvictores

    June 9, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    Honey Gee Carr

  40. Thandiswa Namhla Mpondo

    June 9, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Amen Lerato Xhama you need to read this. It’s like somebody is telling my story

  41. Mary Ann

    June 9, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Taking a step of faith

  42. Florise Saint-val

    June 9, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Amen

  43. Laqundia Tatum

    June 9, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Yes yes yes

  44. Anna Biomndo

    June 9, 2017 at 9:17 pm

    Amen

  45. Karen Beltran

    June 9, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Amen,My future is in your hands Abba Father

  46. Tammy Atkins

    June 9, 2017 at 9:06 pm

    Dani Marie

  47. Tetui Joan Izy

    June 9, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Amen

  48. Blessings Kakompe

    June 9, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    Amen

  49. Esther Wanjiku

    June 9, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    very tru

  50. Slyjones Mwangalah

    June 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    True

  51. Ogenyi Blessing

    June 9, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Hmmmmm!

  52. Esie Esnath Madiwa Machokoto

    June 9, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Ooooh my God yuh ar always faithful

  53. Deborah Shaw

    June 9, 2017 at 6:43 pm

    Amen

  54. Gloria Maria Vazquez

    June 9, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    So grateful God loves me enough to not always give me what I want.

  55. Dannie Marie

    June 9, 2017 at 6:17 pm

  56. Banda Jennipher

    June 9, 2017 at 6:07 pm

    AMEN… very true

  57. Terry Daley

    June 9, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    Thank you Jesus Amen

  58. Barbara Peoples

    June 9, 2017 at 5:53 pm

    Yes Amen

  59. Amber Triplett

    June 9, 2017 at 5:52 pm

    Amen! Its in your hands Lord!

  60. Margaret Chilufya Mwape

    June 9, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    Ameeen to that

  61. Brenda Taylor

    June 9, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Amen God You know Best it’s coming for me just gotta wait

  62. Tara Huesmann

    June 9, 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Alexandra Huesmann

  63. Getty Amanin

    June 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    Amen

  64. Kristen Erin

    June 9, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    won’t he do it

  65. Connie Stoltenkamp-Wallace

    June 9, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Amen And Amen

  66. Mylles Summer Dawn

    June 9, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Charm Malonzo

  67. Chrissy Lynn Zander

    June 9, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Brett Franzen

  68. Delmy Parker

    June 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    This is the second time I’m hearing this today.

  69. Mocha Williams

    June 9, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Amen! I will keep waiting on God’s best plans for my life.

  70. Emelia Starr

    June 9, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    thank your for this!

  71. Angela Streeter

    June 9, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Amen

  72. Roxanna Poland

    June 9, 2017 at 4:07 pm

    Amen

  73. Sonia Olivares

    June 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Thank You Lord. Thy Will Be Done.

  74. Gydinia Cordova Alvarez

    June 9, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Elizabeth Valdes

  75. Jite Praise

    June 9, 2017 at 3:44 pm

    I trust the Lord too much to give up!

  76. Florence Philemon

    June 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Amen

  77. Linda Jones

    June 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Amen yes god will you only have to have faith in him and truly trust him he will work it out for you lord i truly trust you

  78. Jade Acosta

    June 9, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    Barbara Van Deventer McLain

  79. Bongekile Guess

    June 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Im trusting you God!

  80. Holly Jordan Feazell

    June 9, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    Lindsey Elam, this is good. Follow this page. Really speaks to me.

  81. Martha Chirau

    June 9, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Amen,so true,God knows best

  82. Sherie Bailey

    June 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    True

  83. Diana Kandaya

    June 9, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Everything is said… What’s left is my Amen

  84. Andrea Jacobs

    June 9, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Amen!

  85. Macool Maunatlala

    June 9, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Amen. Thank you Lord I truly trust you. I was rejected yesterday by my boyfriend saying he’s seeing someone so he can’t be with me… it’s very painful but I now understand God’s plans for us

  86. Kelsi Weston

    June 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Amen

  87. Dianna Lee Bryan

    June 9, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    It’s such a blessing he blocks so we get his best instead of the junk of life.

  88. Teesha Tinglum

    June 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Yes…

  89. Kristina Johnson

    June 9, 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Brandi Holland

  90. Rita Sofian

    June 9, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    Rina Sofian

  91. Francine Wabo

    June 9, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Amen. I trust you Lord. Thank you God

  92. Tracy Alfieri Riggs

    June 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Molly Lafferty

  93. Osasu Udinyiwe

    June 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you Lord Jesus

  94. Rosie Love

    June 9, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Nikole Draft girl God be blocking stuff left and right for the both of us.
    Im so happy he did! :-○

  95. Monique Payne

    June 9, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Reggie Ringo Ford

  96. Quateka Bolden

    June 9, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    C-Breeze Sherre all about me!

  97. Leila Haddadi

    June 9, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Yesss!!! Victoria Joseph

  98. Monica Macharia

    June 9, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Amen

  99. Abigael Garduno

    June 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Relate..

  100. Clarissa Bustarde

    June 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    I give it all to you my Lord

  101. Cynthia Cholmondeley

    June 9, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    Norma-jo Cholmondeley

  102. Mia Angelie

    June 9, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    Amen

  103. Beverly Cribbs

    June 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    This post is RIGHT on time! Thank You Lord for Your Love.

  104. Brenda B Harris

    June 9, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Yes! Sometimes God has worked it out, and you are there worrying about it! Give it to God, he’s already working it out for your good……

  105. Jasmine Andrada

    June 9, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Gwendolyn Andrada

  106. Kristine Jane Herradura Palattao

    June 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    Ronnalen de Leon

  107. skraightup

    July 8, 2015 at 10:55 am

    It may not seem like God is present or answering their prayer but I know he is working together for their good. The family of 4 is still alive that alone is enough to thank God for because everyone did not wake up this morning. We may struggle for a while but God never abandons us, we may not understand his timing but he is always there providing. The family may not have the best living conditions but they have a place to lay their head. God will not let them perish! Lord i lift up this family of 4 right now in your mighty name asking you to help improve their living conditions, and bless them with prosperity. In Jesus mighty name amen!

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