WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE IS A DELAY? (Part 2)
I wonder what was going through the mind of Joseph as they walked him into the prison- “God, is this my dream? This is not what I saw”. As the doors shut down the light from outside, Joseph must have had to draw light from within.
What do you do when there is a delay?
Make sure you wait for God! I wish I could say that a thousand times. Alternatives lengthen the journey. Wait in worship. Watch your attitude. Follow divine initiatives. Submit to training.
The disciples made this mistake at a point.
“That evening Jesus’ disciples went down to the shore to wait for him. But as darkness fell and Jesus still hadn’t come back, they got into the boat and headed across the lake toward Capernaum.” John 6:16-17 NLT
Sometimes when you are waiting for God, darkness will fall. Don’t be in a hurry to take things into your hands. Without God, you will run into a storm.
“Soon a gale swept down upon them, and the sea grew very rough.” John 6:18 NLT
It never takes long before we realise the folly of our haste. Don’t marry in a hurry. Don’t scream, “I am 30. I will have to settle for anyone now”. Stop that. Do not walk into a storm.
Whatever you start by effort will definitely be sustained by effort. Your mind is too small to navigate the path where the Spirit of God should take the lead.
The disciples kept moving for three miles. They struggled in the storms. Nothing changed until they saw Jesus.
No matter how stormy it is, Jesus will always come for you. He will never leave you even when you did not wait for Him. But you have a role to play also: Get him back into your boat.
“Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination!”
John 6:21 NLT
Did you see that? The moment Jesus was back in the boat, the storms were irrelevant, they did not toil at rowing again. Immediately, they arrived at their destination.
Stop struggling with the storms. Get Jesus back in the boat. Be humble enough to ask Him for help. You cannot do it by yourself.