I'M THE GUY WHO PROMOTES WAITING and allowing the Lord to open the doors and shove you through. You know, all the stuff you expect a preacher to say.
I'M THE GUY WHO PROMOTES WAITING and allowing the Lord to open the doors
and shove you through. You know, all the stuff you expect a preacher to
say. I even quote verses that support doing all of the above.
Right about now, we may need a change of emphasis. I'm not suggesting we
forget about waiting and trusting. What I am suggesting is that we realize
the possibility of running it into the ground. We can get so good at
waiting that we never act. Some people are more wait-conscious than a
roomful of first-timers in an aerobics class. They put everything on hold!
Like having neighbors over for a cookout. Like signing up for that mission
trip. Planning ahead and spending a week away with all the family. "Naw,
not now, not this year . . . but maybe someday.
Don't wait! It could result in something you regret for the rest of your
days—especially when it comes to God's calling.
There was no waiting around and praying about it when Jesus called the
One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw
two brothers—Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew—throwing a net into the
water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, "Come,
follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!" And they left their
nets at once and followed him.
They left their nets at once and followed Jesus. There was no hem-hawing
around! They heard the call, and decisively left everything . . . and then
they got after it. Makes me want to drain every ounce of enthusiasm and
energy out of every single day and get after it! It also breaks me free
from the hardening cement of procrastination that sets up harder every time
I'm tempted to whisper to myself, "Later, Chuck . . . just put it off 'til
later." Most of all, it builds a fire of enthusiasm under me as I head into
the holidays and approach the starting blocks for a New Year.
Do you know what God has called you to do? Do it at once!