A common response to a child asking a parent for something is "No. Maybe later". But which is it? No or Maybe. Another typical response is "No. Not yet" or "No. Not now". Again, which is it? No or later? A response that God often gives more than either "Yes" or "No" is "Not Yet" Unfortunately, we don't deal with "Not Yet" very well and simply see a "non-yes" as a "firm no". We need to realize that God's timing is perfect (similar to a parents timing for a child) and that a "non-yes" right now is not a "firm no" but a "be patient and I will give you the answer when you are ready and it will actually be a yes, if you are asking for unselfish things."
Lord, help me to realize that Your timing is better than mine and I need to ask for thing that matter to You and not only things for me.