Our Good Intentions Are Not Necessarily God's Will

David wanted to build a house for God, and Nathan the prophet gave his advice that the idea was good and surely God would be with David in this endeavor. “But it happened that night that the word of God came to Nathan, saying, ‘Go and tell My servant David, “Thus says the LORD: ‘You shall not build Me a house to dwell in'”‘” (1 Chronicles 17:3–4).
That does not mean that David had a bad idea, nor does it mean that Nathan gave poor advice by encouraging David to do what was in his heart. It simply means that David would not be the one to build the house.
You may have what seems to you to be a good idea and it might be in the sight of others also, and God may approve the idea, but that does not mean it will necessarily be done right away. It may not be done at all. Who knows?
All we know is that God runs things and He knows the best thing for us, for the church, and for the world. Therefore, be prepared to have your ideas turned down sometimes.

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