A few times when I sent her to school , she shared that she was still waiting for God to deliver but did not receive it. She wanted it to be this day or that day. So again, I shared with her my experiences , recalling this great bible verse - “But concerning that day or that hour, no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mark 13.32
God's way is higher than our way and he decides today is the day for the gold coin to be revealed. She was a little disappointed as it was not her who found the money but her brother. I told her we are a family and the money still stay in the family. Maybe, she is too young to understand or I need further wisdom from God to educate myself and her later. Why did God allow the brother to find it and not her, I too pondered on this question?
If she attach deeper meaning to owning the gold coin and she truly wants it, I am sure God will manifest it for her one day. That I have no doubts at all. From another perspective, sometimes, the dreams and goals we want are achieved through close friends that we know. We wondered why God answered his or her prayers but not ours. We felt unhappy, blaming God for being unfair and loving the other more than us.
I do not see it this way. Could God be sending a signal to us ,reminding us that if this goal is still important to us? Do we really, really want it so badly? Having it manifest through someone we know and seeing his or her excitement and joy of possessing it, does it invoke some feelings within us?
Upon reflection, I still have many unfulfilled goals that I keep on praying to God for. I too see it , read about it and sometimes wonder why does he or she have this same goal of mine and are already enjoying the fruits of it while I am still yearning for it, waiting patiently/impatiently for it?
Lord, help me to stay in your path and listen to your words only. Block out the noises that infiltrate my mind, remove these excesses that attempts to separate you and me, destroy the evil that wants me to follow his way and not yours. Give me courage to fight the battle of faith, solidify my stance in faith foundation, not wavering but rock solid. Cast out the false prophets that disguise as you to help me in achieving these dreams. Reveal the truth to me that I not be cheated, conned or swayed by them, heading to the wrong path but hold me firmly in your arms that I stay close to you, lean on you and absorbing all the goodness of you. Overflow my cup that I have so much to share with my loved ones, protect them and bring forth your message to them and may they never be tempted in any other ways.
Than you Father for your continuous blessing. Your grace is sufficient for me.