|Cannon waits at Gettysburg|
Copyright K Buffaloe
Grant wasn't an ambitious man seeking to make a name for himself. He came across as humble, a man with a servant's heart whose attitude seemed to be, I have knowledge and experience in this field, if you're interested, use me. But even when he did receive a command, he wasn't confident in his abilities.
Someone eventually recognized his worth, and four years after the AG ignored Grant's request to protect the Union, Robert E. Lee surrendered to Grant, ending the war.
For those who are discouraged, it is a reminder that sometimes God says no to prayers. Sometimes He's simply saying, not yet, the time isn't right.