When God Says No

Cooperating with the plan of God for your life …

  “For mature Audiences Only”  
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” ~ ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:11‬ (‭KJV)
‬‬ The most important part of your walk as a Believer in Christ is submitting to the plan and will of God for your life. According to recent studies of Worldodometers there are 7.7 billion people on the earth and God has an individual plan for each one of us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” ~ Jeremiah‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
In order to submit to the plans of God for your life you must first have His plan revealed to you; which only He can do.
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭KJV‬‬
In order to follow someone, you must have confidence and trust them,. In order to follow God you must have trust and confidence in Him. Your trust and confidence will be in: 1. Your self 2. People 3. God
“Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” ~ ‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ (‭KJV‬‬)
  Have you forgotten God?  
“Does a young woman forget her jewelry, or a bride her wedding dress? Yet for years on end my people have forgotten me.” ~ ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭2:32‬ ‭(NLT)‬‬
You must learn to trust God even when you can’t trace Him! Sometimes things you ask God are not His best for you; or He has a better plan Jesus feeds the 5000. Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15 Is the storm in your life being caused by you refusing to submit to God’s plan for your life?
“Get up and go to the great city of Nineveh. Announce my judgment against it because I have seen how wicked its people are.” But Jonah got up and went in the opposite direction to get away from the Lord. He went down to the port of Joppa, where he found a ship leaving for Tarshish. He bought a ticket and went on board, hoping to escape from the Lord by sailing to Tarshish. But the Lord hurled a powerful wind over the sea, causing a violent storm that threatened to break the ship apart. Jonah answered, “I am a Hebrew, and I worship the Lord, the God of heaven, who made the sea and the land.” “Throw me into the sea,” Jonah said, “and it will become calm again. I know that this terrible storm is all my fault.” Then the sailors picked Jonah up and threw him into the raging sea, and the storm stopped at once! Now the Lord had arranged for a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights.” ~ Jonah‬ ‭1:2-4, 9, 12, 15, 17‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)
What to do when your in the belly of the whale!
“Then Jonah prayed to the Lord his God from inside the fish. He said, “I cried out to the Lord in my great trouble, and he answered me. I called to you from the land of the dead, and Lord, you heard me! Then the Lord ordered the fish to spit Jonah out onto the beach.” ‭‭Jonah‬ ‭2:1-2, 10‬ (‭NLT‬‬)
  What will it require for you and I to follow God?   OBEDIENCE OBE. DIE NCE
“Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me. If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it. And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but are yourself lost or destroyed?” ~ ‭‭Luke‬ ‭9:23-25‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)
It’s time to Reroute!!!!
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. Who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?” ~ ‭‭1 John‬ ‭5:4-5‬ ‭(KJV‬‬)