Waiting on God
There have been many days in my life where I have presumptively answered matters. Refusing to wait on the LORD. In His Word we are constantly admonished to wait on Him. Accordingly, the revelation is that while we wait, we are to continue to prepare to meet the outcome.
We are to trust the LORD while moving forward. Discerning what needs to be accomplished in this time of dormancy.
Furthermore, we may feel compelled to answer those who ask us questions. To act in certain situations. Feeling obligated to justify ourselves. Or that we owe some form of loyalty to man.
Even when what we are asked is so utterly asinine, that it should not even require an answer on our part.
At this time, I am reading 1 Samuel 11:1-3. An enemy has besieged Jabesh-gilead. The tribe of Israel attempted to make peace. King Nahash refused unless the Israelites allowed him to gouge their right eyes out. To demean them. Their reply, “Give us seven days”.
The Israelites needed a plan. Moreover, they needed to seek God. They were looking for help.
Their reaction was to weep. They became emotional. Then the Spirit of the LORD entered Saul. He is immediately bound to action. Saul is God’s answer.
Imagine if out of fear, the Israelites succumbed to their enemy’s command.
To Actively Wait
More and more every day, we are reminded to wait. Even though we are not perfect, we are more than conquerors. It is our right as children of God.
To wait on the LORD is a resounding agreement that we will trust Him at all times. But I repeat that in doing so, it does not mean to do so in a passive manner.
Nevertheless, we must seek Him and His guidance. To complete the itinerary that is set before us. In a timely manner.
We are obligated to do so. Preparing to make a smooth transition into victory.
Answer This Question
Are you taking heed to the Word of the Spirit? Remember that we are accountable by the Spirit to move in faith. Conversely, remember that any man who requires immediate action is deceptively looking to trap you. Because in that moment of indecisiveness is when we are most vulnerable. Weary and weak.
Waiting allows you to renew your mind and spirit. To develop a plan. While discerning the evil that has presented itself to you. This thing is never of God.
Originally written on March 20, 2022.