In reading about this did you wonder why did God say “No” to David about building him a temple? The Word of God tells us why in these verses from 1 Chronicles 22:8-10 which explains this: But the word of the Lord came to me, saying, ‘You have shed much blood and have made great wars; you shall not build a house for My name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in My sight . . . a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest . . . He shall be build a house for My name. God wanted a man of peace like Solomon to build it, not a man of violence like David, so think about this, how David lived affected his dreams.
The way you live your life makes a real difference in many ways in life. David was unable to see this one dream come true because he was a man of violence. Even in the midst of his receiving a “No” from God, God still blessed David greatly, even more greatly than allowing him to build a temple when he blessed him with the Davidic covenant. Remember, when God says “No” to what you propose, God will show you His better plan and you can count on that as a sure thing.
The deal is though you need to be open and aware of what is going on around you. If you get a “No” and you are pouting and complaining, you might just miss what great things God has in store for you. That is why how you react to the death of a dream is so vitally important!
Let me ask you some question to ponder as you go through you day today. How is it that you are living your life? Are you living in a way that honors God? How do you handle getting a no from God? Do you act like he says yes and move forward anyway? Do you ignore God? Do you pout, complain, or get depressed and miss out on what God is doing instead of that?
Then again when you get the no do you continue to look for where God would have you go, what He would have you do, who He would have you help or serve? Do you help others achieve what you are not able to? Do you continue to make a difference in the world in which you live in? The difference between a powerful Christian life and the mediocre and anemic Christian life can be found in how you answer these questions. I pray you look to honor God with you attitude and actions whether he tells you yes, no, or maybe in the situations of life and in the dreams you dream.
How would you help someone who got a “No” from God and was just stuck pouting, whining, complaining, and depressed about it?