God is faithful
God is a very faithful person. When God said he is going to do something, he means it and he does it. Reading through the first few chapters in 1 Kings, what we see is a transition from King David-King Solomon. We see how Solomon begins to reign and the things he purposes to do. He begins after some time to build the temple and also his home. We see two encounters with God and the one I focus on today is the latter occurrence. When God had reaffirmed to Solomon, he would be with him and his line as long as they continued to devote their lives to Him.
What I started to realise is God will keep you in the realm of your success, as long as you stay faithful to him, once you begin to start doing what you want to do, he can no longer source you. Many times in the past I have moved in my own desires and will and the reliance I had in God was gone. Not only did the reliance go, however, the holding God had, which was holding me and driving me forward was gone. Not because God did not want me to succeed but because I had removed his hand. It was only when I realised this and through God’s rebuke (either by education, correction, rebuke or reproving) I once again called on the name of the Lord and wanted him to be my guide.
For those of you who had been living a life of joy in the Lord, it is not the only reason, but I am sure it is a common reason why many people’s joy is cut short.