WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN THERE IS A DELAY? (Part 1)
One of the things that a believer must handle wisely is delay. Delays can lead to discouragement and discouragement can lead to bad decisions. So what should I do when there is a delay?
First, be sure you are not misinterpreting the season.
Moses was on the mount taking instructions for the Israelites. They were right there at the base of the mountain misinterpreting Moses’s dealing with God as a delay that they cannot bear.
Second, do not let haste make you lay down your gold for idols.
God while giving Moses the template for the building of the tabernacle told him that the first thing the people would give would be “gold”.
“Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall take My offering. And this is the offering which you shall take from them: GOLD, silver, and bronze. Exodus 25:2-3 NKJV
Unfortunately, the people were already laying down their gold as raw materials for idols.
Now when the people saw that Moses delayed coming down from the mountain, the people gathered together to Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make us gods that shall go before us… And Aaron said to them, “Break off the golden earrings which are in the ears of your wives, your sons, and your daughters, and bring them to me…And he received the gold from their hand…and made a moulded calf. Then they said, “This is your god, O Israel, that brought you out of the land of Egypt!”
Exodus 32:1-4 NKJV
Every time the devil succeeds in making you interpret divine workings and dealings as a delay, be rest assured that he is already stealing something from you.
In the name of Jesus, whatever is in your hands that heaven will use to produce a lasting impact in your generation will not be hijacked by the devil for his own agenda.
Do not forget, if the devil succeeds in telling you divine working and dealing is a delay, he is already stealing your gold.