SHE WALKED AWAY AS I READ
Danielle requested that I read to her that evening. I obliged even though I was almost sleeping off. That is part of Daddy duties. As I began to read, she got distracted. At a point, she walked away to play a bit while I was reading.
I did not stop reading but she was already distracted. I finished reading a portion. Moments later, she came back asking that I read again. I told her “No”. She got sad. I told her that, “Even when you were distracted initially, I did not stop reading”.
There is a way you can ask God for a thing in prayer and not wait for God to do it the way He has ordained. It is possible to ask for a thing and get distracted before the answer comes.
Abraham and Sarah were trusting God for the fruit of the womb. God already promised them a seed. At a point, they got distracted. Sarah spoke with Abraham. Abraham slept with Hagar. They got a baby. He was named Ishmael. However, it was not God that provided that answer, it was their flesh.
Haste and impatience are some of the greatest hindrances of divine direction. Saul as king suffered the haste syndrome. It was part of the factors that made him lose the throne. He was moved by situations and not by the Spirit. Even when he had clear instructions, he still does whatever he wants.
Always remind yourself that God is not finished yet!
“But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones”
Isaiah 30:18 MSG
One of the things that lead to haste is pressure. You must reject things that pressure a man to make destiny shaping decisions in a hurry.
Do not be pressured into marrying someone that the Lord has not given you a leading about.
It happened to one of the great women who lived. She did not wait to hear God about her marital choice. She fainted on her wedding day. She could not even stay the night with her new spouse. She had an unease in her spirit. That decision remains the bad leg of her amazing ministry.
Wait on God. Do not be in a hurry!