If you believe in something, no matter how trivial it may be to someone else, or how many no’s you may get, all you need to do is keep trusting and believing that you will hear your one yes, to make things possible.
How may times will you continue pushing forward until you get your yes?
Well my dear husband kept pushing forward after one no, then a yes that quickly turned into a no, and finally his third try he got his yes!
You see, my dear husband is very determine to follow through on just about everything he feels strong and passionate about. He will not leave one stone unturned, big or small, if he believes there is a chance he will get his yes.
So, a year ago,so he thought, my dear, dear husband bought a water hose that he never used. It was still in the original wrapping with the tags still attached. He kept it in a clean and safe place, but some how unbeknownst to him, the nozzle became corroded by turning green and brown not only on the outside but inside the nozzle as well.
So, we take it back to the store where he thought he purchased it. He didn’t have the receipt, but by him having a membership with this particular store they were able to key in his membership number and pull up his purchase history which included the item and the exact location the transaction took place.
That’s where it was discovered that not only did he not purchased the water hose from that location but he had bought it two years ago.
Even after hearing the dreadful no, followed by the unacceptable words of explanation to him; from two employee’s as to why they could not accept the two year old water hose my dear, dear husband just stands there.
He begins again to state his case as to why all the reasons and ways that they could say yes to him. Finally he smiles and picks up his defected water hose, and out the door we go.
The next day my…you know…my dear, dear husband and I attends an event that just happens to have hundreds of vendors, and blessed be; one of the vendors is the store where he purchased the water hose in question. Again he explains his case to the merchant only this time I am not with him because I am browsing other vendor’s tables.
When all of a sudden, I see him walking very fast towards me with this huge cresant smile on his face. He begins to express to me that he has to go back to the huge and distance parking lot where we had parked the car to get this water hose because a young lady told him that he could exchange the water hose for a new one.
Though I was very happy for his excitement I had to asked him the question. Before we take that long walk back to the parked car did you explain to the young lady that you purchased the water hose two years ago?
He quickly goes back to the young lady and explain that he purchased the water hose two years ago while I waited for him on another floor.
Within minutes my dear heart was back at my side, and needless to say we didn’t have to go to the car to get that traveling water hose.
Okay y’all about three weeks has past, and we are on our way to a third location of the same store to purchase some new items. After we finish our transactions and he renews his membership, my guy goes into his story line about that corroded water hose that he purchased two years.
When the cashier told him he could bring it back the next time he comes, to my surprise my dear, dear guy says, “Oh I will be right back it’s in the trunk of my car”.
Needless to say I did not go back into the store with him for obvious reasons. But I must say believing and trusting in something be it your passion, purpose, principles, or the like even when others say no, when you keep believing you will eventually get your yes, when Jesus says YES.
And when Jesus says YES, you are likely to get more than you could imagine.
You see, when my husband came out of that store, he didn’t just get a new water hose, but he got a longer and upgraded one!
What are you believing in today? Because when Jesus say YES, who can say no.
In my book, Yes Speak To Our Hearts, Holy Spirit – Through Our Daily Practice of Listening, Recognizing, and Using Your Unlimited Gifts and Power, I give a list of inspirational melodies that are gifts to our souls. Gifts that can keep us trusting and believing that we will get our YES if Jesus says so.
I just love, love, love the gift that Michelle Williams ft. Beyonce’ and Kelly Rowland sings called “Say Yes” some of the words to the song are… “When Jesus say yes, nobody can say no” take a listen for yourself and allow my dear husband story and this song be a reminder to keep believing if you don’t get your yes the first time.
Until the next time, your YES, is on the way if Jesus says Yes.