Displeased, But He Prayed.

But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge us. And Samuel prayed unto the LORD. And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. 1 Samuel 8:6‭-‬7 KJV

Samuel was displeased, but he prayed about it. There will be many instances in life when you will pray despite how you feel. As parents, we’ve had cause to pray for our children even when we didn’t like what they were doing. As adults, we’ve accepted His will instead of ours. That’s the mark of spiritual maturity. Its a point we are saying: not my will but yours Lord. Has anyone been there? Our feelings can conflict with will of God. Both can’t be right. God knows the right answer. Did you notice how fast God answered? It is as if God was waiting for him. Maybe He is waiting for you to present your case. Gods answers became a consolation. Who am I talking to? It’s not you who has been rejected. God will turn this rejection to a celebration. Take that to the bank. Jesus was rejected, yet He became the King of Kings( Mk 12:10; 1Peter 2:3 ,John 1:11). And for your information, He prayed. The rejection is temporary. Your acceptance is more permanent. Did I see you move like you want to dance? Go ahead, do it. Its your turn for acceptance. Maybe you were displeased, pray about it. Tomorrow is acceptance day. Amen!

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