Getting What We Asked For

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So the story goes something like this. There once was a man who got stuck on his roof due to rising flood waters. He shouted out “Dear Lord save me!” Sure enough his neighbor came by in his jon-boat. The man refused his neighbor’s assistance.  The waters began to rise even higher. “Dear Lord please don’t let me die!” Soon his coworker came by in a pontoon. Once again the man refused assistance. The waters forced the man onto the ridge of his roof. Running out of options the man began to fear for his life. “Help Lord. Help!” A coastguard helo lowered a rescuer down. The man refused assistance again The coastguard smiled. “I’m not asking, sir. You are coming with me.” When the man was safe in the helo.  He began to pray “Lord why didn’t you save me?” The Lord answered back.  “I sent your neighbor but you refused his help. So I sent your coworker but you refused his help as well. Upon hearing your third plea I sent help that you couldn’t refuse. Three times I sent you help. Did you expect me to show up in a manifested form, take your hand so that we could skip off to safety?” Without skipping a beat the man replied.

“Well… yea.”

Sometimes we get what we asked for. But because it’s not exactly what we expected, we reject it. We should learn that everything will work out. It’s just not always going to work out as we planned. 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Getting What We Asked For

    gislyreal said:
    February 22, 2016 at 12:25 am

    Our expectation not being cut off doesn’t necessary mean the exact manifestation of our expectation, we need sensitivity not to miss out on our answered prayers

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    lisarobertsbell said:
    February 24, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Love it Steven

    Liked by 1 person

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