David had a desire to build a temple for The Lord but The Lord wouldn’t allow it. The Lord wanted Solomon, David’s son, to build it instead.
David could’ve gotten mad and tried to build it anyway. He could’ve thrown the blueprints away. But instead he blessed Solomon as he gave him the charge to build the temple.
Sometimes we want so badly to serve The Lord in a certain way. Maybe we wish we could play an instrument, or have a great talent for speaking in front of others. The list of things that we may want to do varies.
But at the top of every Christians’ list should be the desire to see God glorified, even if it’s not in the way they had envisioned.
Our desires will become reality if they’re ordained by God. But if we realize that they aren’t then we need to graciously move on to what The Lord has for us.
I Chronicles 28:1-20