"The subject is closed! If you ask me one more time I’m going to ground you.” I said this to one of my children when they asked to do something, again.
“I’m sorry Mom I can’t quit thinking about it.”
I couldn’t imagine where this child got that persistent, determined, annoying, attitude. Then I looked in the mirror and smiled.
My life was one quiet determination to not quit. Even God wasn’t excluded from my attitude. It’s a wonder He didn’t ground me several times when I came back and asked for something…again.
At least I had good company from another who wouldn’t give up. Moses was a good example of wrestling with God.
The LORD said to Moses, “I have seen this people,
and behold, they are an obstinate people. “Now then let Me alone,
that My anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them…” Exodus 32:9,10
But Moses didn’t leave God alone. He reminded Jehovah of his promises to his people, appealed to God’s name and reputation, and appealed to God’s precedent like an experienced lawyer. God changed his mind.
You’ll never know God’s final answer until you ask more then once, or twice, or maybe three times. He said to me once. “I’ve told you and you won’t receive the answer.” So, I asked Him again. He grounded me.