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1191st -- Putting It Out There


There are so many instances in life when we receive a big fat “No” when 
all we wanted was a “Yes”. Getting rejected or not receiving what we had 
hoped for isn't easy for anyone and so many times when it happens to us, 
we become discouraged, disheartened and in extreme cases we even become 
depressed. What we must remind ourselves is that noes are a part of life 
and just because we don't receive the answer that we had hoped for doesn't 
mean that we didn't receive the right answer in that moment. I heard a 
preacher once say “Some of God's greatest gifts to us are unanswered 
prayers.” How could that be? How could not answering our prayers be to 
our benefit? I believe it is because God knows what is best for us. He 
knows the way that we should take the Bible says. (Job 23:10)

No matter what you may be going through in life, I want you to have a 
childlike trust that all will be well for you in the end. Don't get down 
on yourself the next time you receive a no when all you had hoped for was
a resounding yes. You may not understand the reason right now. You may 
not understand everything in this moment, but in time you will be thankful 
for that no because it gave you strength, it gave you resolve, it gave you 
determination and it made you realize how strong you were from the inside. 
(Psalm 138:8)

The next time you are tempted to murmur and complain because things didn't 
go your way, I encourage you to reevaluate your thought process and 
whisper to the Lord that you don't understand why right now, but you are 
trusting that His plans for your life are for good and your latter end 
will be far greater than your former beginnings. Be thankful for the noes 
in life because they will lead you to the greatest of Yeses. (Romans 8:28)

I hope this message encourages and challenges your heart to face each 
rejection with faith that something better is coming your way. Don't get
discouraged or feel like giving up. Stay strong and determined and you 
will see good coming your way.


“We used to play spin the bottle when I was a kid,” says comedy writer Gene
Perret. “A girl would spin the bottle, and if the bottle pointed to you 
when it stopped, the girl could either kiss you or give you a nickel. By 
the time I was 14, I owned my own home.”

Gotta admire persistence. Because rejection is hard to take. Especially 
when it comes from someone you know. Or, come to think about it, someone 
you don't know.

And we all want to be appreciated. We like being valued for what we do and 
who we are.

American football coach Bum Phillips lives in a world where one can become 
a hero or a heel in an amazingly short time. One mediocre season and a 
coach, even a good one, can be out of a job. Like Phillips once said, 
“There's only two kinds of coaches -- them that's been fired and them 
that's about to be fired.” Sounds like they might want to make friends 
with rejection.

Few things hold people back more than the fear of rejection. They don't 
ask for what they need because the answer may be no. They don't ask their 
boss for a raise or for more time off. They don't ask for help. They are 
afraid to be the first to say “I love you” (what if they don't hear “I 
love you” back?). They don't ask for a better deal or a lower interest 
rate. They don't submit that manuscript to a publisher. In short, they 
don't let their wants and needs be known, for fear of being turned away, 
turned down or turned out.

But the wonderful truth is this: If you can accept No for an answer, you 
can ask for anything. ANYTHING. When no is an acceptable and okay answer 
to what you'd like, you can fearlessly ask for whatever you need.

I love the expression, “I'm just putting it out there.” Just put it out 
there. Ask. And don't worry about the response. Nobody can say YES if you 
never asked. Just put it out there and don't be afraid -- you may be 
surprised at the answer you get. Sometimes people just need to be asked. 
And if you don't get the response you want, are you any worse off than before?

Hey -- I'm just putting it out there.

By Steve Goodier

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Romans 8:35-37 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall 
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or 
peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day 
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these 
things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”

Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how 
great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number 
than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”

Psalm 103:1-5 “Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless 
His holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all His benefits: 
Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who 
redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness 
and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy 
youth is renewed like the eagle's.”

Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in 
trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and 
though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the 
waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the 
swelling thereof. Selah.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: HOPE
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/enpoem31.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: TESTIMONY OF GOD'S LOVE
Click here to read --- http://www.godswork.org/testimony150.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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