King David had asked for the prophet, Nathan’s, blessing in constructing a temple (2 Sam. 7:2,3).
He knew that, even after his own death, his kingdom would persist because God had spoken it (2 Sam. 7:16).
We, too, need to keep a positive attitude when we fail to accomplish personal goals.
If we cannot serve God in the way we had envisioned ourselves doing so due to health, financial or family circumstances, or even due to personal shortcomings, we can still demonstrate our faith that Jehovah will bless us and our families in the future.
Like David, we can also pray:
“So may it please you to bless the house of your servant, and may it continue forever before you; for you, O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, have promised, and with your blessing may the house of your servant be blessed forever,” (2 Sam. 7:29).