Striving for things too soon can often be the driving force that leads people backward rather than ahead. What do I mean by that?
Often the Lord will speak a word to us, and immediately we will strive too soon to arrive in that place and, due to spiritual immaturity, make poor choices, not realizing that to reach the mark, there is a long road ahead still unrecognized.
I remember close to 5 1/2 years ago when the Lord Jesus saved me from myself, He then began to speak to me, a revelation of the things to come, and in my spiritual immaturity, I jumped the gun prematurely.
For years, and to a certain degree, it set me back by making the wrong impression by talking too much; even though I was headed in the right direction, telling the wrong people caused a traffic jam.
How many can say that God spoke a word to you and, out of immaturity, spoke out of excitement, and you thought yourself prepared immediately?
Please raise your hand; it’s ok; we all jump the gun at some point and look a little foolish, and to admit it is a sign of spiritual maturity.
God sends us into the wilderness purposely to mature and test us. It’s a time of personal reflection, and total reliance on God to know the Father intimately and be prepared in the art of Spiritual warfare, not to mention the walk through fire burns off the stupidity.
Less is more!
Like David, can you imagine, after receiving the word that he would be king, that David, just a kid, would step directly onto the throne?
Truthfully, with that kind of thinking, David would have ended up dead. It would be years after Samuel revealed to David the commission of God over his life, and in the fields is where David matured in character and became a man. It was a complex process, and David faced many challenges, but in the end, David was King.
1 Samuel 16
7 But the Lord told Samuel, “Don’t look at his appearance or how tall he is, because I have rejected him. God does not see as humans see. Humans look at outward appearances, but the Lord looks into the heart.”
8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and brought him to Samuel. But Samuel said, “The Lord has not chosen this one either.”
9 Then Jesse had Shammah come to Samuel. “The Lord has not chosen this one either,” Samuel said. 10 So Jesse brought sevenmore of his sons to Samuel, but Samuel told Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen any of these. 11 Are these all the sons you have?”
“There’s still the youngest one,” Jesse answered. “He’s tending the sheep.”
Samuel told Jesse, “Send someone to get him. We won’t continue until he gets here.”
12 So Jesse sent for him. He had a healthy complexion, attractive eyes, and a handsome appearance. The Lord said, “Go ahead, anoint him. He is the one.” 13 Samuel took the flask of olive oil and anointed David in the presence of his brothers. The Lord’s Spirit came over David and stayed with him from that day on. Then Samuel left for Ramah.
David worked sheepishly beforehand, and while being mocked and ridiculed by his brothers and peers, David stayed humble while shoveling the dung before many interestingly, Saul, the current king, was jealous of David and wanted to kill him.
David was equipped by God while serving on the fields of ridicule, and it was David’s love for YHWY that kept him safe while he comforted himself. The Bible says David motivates himself.
“David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God.” (1 Samuel 30:6)
David was trained in the art of battle and, while in the wilderness, overcoming lions and bears by the hand of God. Indeed David was short, but he could fight!
David said moreover, “The Lord who delivered me out of the paw of the lion and out of the paw of the bear, He will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said unto David, “Go, and the Lord be with thee.”-(1 Samuel 13:27)
This is the same thing I’ve lived through, and honestly, I wasn’t prepared for what was ahead of me the day I heard His voice and the angel gave me specific instructions that looked crazy but here we are. Doing much of the things Christ said I would long before any of it happened.
Has God spoken a word over you, and you are in waiting? Or has YHWY dropped a directive, and instead of patiently waiting early on, you jet off to the races prematurely, and now you are waiting longer foolishly?
Indeed, the path is God’s way and from this day forward, mums the word. Indeed it’s better to wait for what is right and holy than to attempt to manifest things too early.
Practice the art of staying silent and only shouting out to rejoice behind closed doors and give all praise to your Savior and King, Christ Jesus.
Don’t allow other people admission to your promise and thus cause a traffic jam to extend your wait. Be still and listen to the sound of YHWY’s voice.
He is leading the way!
You have nothing to prove, and remember that not everyone is your friend, and if you have one, it’s sufficient, more than enough.
Waiting does not mean idle it means serving in silence and allowing the Lord to reveal His plans. It takes a grueling commitment that no one sees and years of hard work and effort daily.
Please don’t confuse my declaration in that we sit around and wait, to wait is to trust Jesus when no one else sees the plan
C. Brejcha ©️
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