When I was a pre-teen, I prayed time and again for a bike, but didn't get it until
I got a paper route and could buy one. God had said "no" because He wanted me to learn that the Bible isn't
a wish-book, and wanted me to learn responsibility. Because He had a plan for me.
I was in high school, and was editor of the school paper, no one told me I had writing talent, and might get a job at the
local newspaper, and although World War Two was on, the school was able to get typewriters for a class. And these trained
me for a job God had for me.
When I later worked for a pharmacy and the owner
wanted to pay for my schooling to take over his business when he retired, but God put in my mind, the responsibility of holding
a person's life in my hands as I filled prescriptions....possibly because of that plan He had for me...
And so when I went to college on a track scholarship, it's possible that I could have gone far on the
strength of that talent, but the Korean War was on, and God put it in my mind to volunteer for service to my country, because
He had plans for me...
And when my test scores were such in the Navy, that I
had a chance at pilot training, God turned it aside because He had plans for me.
when the Navy then told me I could go into training to be a control tower operator, I passed it up, to go to a communications
lab. God was still guiding me His way, and said "no," because He had plans for me.
my time in the service, I finished college while working at a radio station, and one of my journalism classes taught me how
to work with the FCC to build my own broadcast station. God was heating up his plan for me.
during my 50 years there, computers came along and I had to learn to use them for my business, which led to my setting up
a website, where I’m now writing two-minute religious articles that at this time have reached 59 countries on every
continent except Antarctica. I’ve coined a title; "website missionary." I don’t accept donations; this
is a labor of love, and I’m doing more for the Lord now, than I had ever dreamed.
after time, God had said "no," because He had a Plan for me. And He has one for you. Think about it.