Kept From Things: Don't Hold Your Breath

Our Father keeps some things from us in order to keep us from some things. He has the eternal foresight to protect His children.

Here is one threat you can't hold over the Creator. You won't get your way by telling Him you will hold your breath..., unless He does, ____________ you fill in the blank here.

Indeed it is senseless to threaten God with holding your breath, because after all He is the only One who actually holds it.

So to complain to God that He does not give me what I want when I know I really, really, really want it is senseless if He decides that I should not have it. If the Almighty decides to keep some thing from you, think of it as He is keeping you from some thing.

That is the very thing you want so badly is the very thing that so badly wants to control you, dominate and even destroy you. That something can become a habit, an addiction, a dangerous friendship or relationship.

I rarely if ever note what God has kept me from. I only note what He has kept from me. In keeping some things out of my reach, He also kept me out of reach of those things.

When I complain to God about what he kept from me, it is to ignore the fact that He saw the dangers coming with my request for more attention, more freedom, more excitement and more pleasure.

Your Father loves you too much to give into your tantrums. He is keeping you away from some thing or even someone in order to keep some thing or someone away from you.

Matthew 7:9-11King James Version (KJV) 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

Psalm 84:11King James Version (KJV) 11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.