The Lord will always lead you. Isaiah 58:11 NCV
How is your memory? Great, poor, or so-so? The answer depends upon the individual. Can you return to places you visited in the past? Maybe.
What about standing at the fork in the road. Which way is the right way? Do you ponder because you don’t remember the instructions? Sound familiar?
Such is life at times. What to do or when to do it? What time is the appointment? These are questions you may ask yourself. The answer is always a prayer away.
I met with the publisher about a book I wrote three years ago. They were interested in publishing it. But I didn’t know what to do. During my devotion time, the answer came, or should I say it hopped off the page. The verse begins, “It is not yet time,” and several lines later, “Wait for it” (Habakkuk 2:3 NCV). The last three words resounded in my ears. The Lord said, “wait.” That is what I’m doing. How long is the wait? I have no idea. One thing I have observed over the years is not to get ahead of the Lord. King Saul did, and it cost him his throne.
Impatience is one of man’s weaknesses, and I definitely have a big dose of it. So, when God says wait, there’s a reason. However, it usually tries our patience. But those who wait on the Lord always realize things work out for good in his timing.
If you think the Old Testament example doesn’t apply to us today, think again. Trusting the Lord is always the right thing to do. Whenever, wherever he chooses, it’s always the right place and the right time. “Trust the Lord with all your heart and don’t depend on your understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 NCV). This verse is still true today, just as it was thousands of years ago.