Don't Try To Get Ahead Of God

➵ "Maybe she needs to just get ahead of God and have Him bless her efforts." I got wind of this statement (referring to me) and all I could do was smile. Ok, I might have chuckled on the inside a little. Get ahead of God?!! This would be a travesty. Just because God sometimes moves a lot slower than we might want, it would be a mistake to try and speed things up. You won't get the promise any faster by trying to move ahead of God. Have you ever heard of Saul? The prophet Samuel gave King Saul (the first king of Israel) a command to wait seven days until he comes back to him and shows him what to do. (1 Samuel 10:8) Saul waited SEVEN days, but at the last minute, he decides to take things into his own hands because he did not see Samuel. (1 Samuel 13:8) "Now it happened, as soon as he finished presenting the burnt offering, that Samuel came." (1 Samuel 13:10) Saul had no right to usurp the office of the Prophet Samuel. This unwillingness to wait brought forth a severe cost to Saul. Samuel advises, "But now your kingdom shall not continue: the LORD has sought him a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be captain over his people, because you have not kept that which the Lord commanded you." (1 Samuel 13:14)

It is so easy to allow ourselves to be like Saul. We get tired of waiting (some must wait years-ex: Abraham waited 25 years for his promise son) and we try and take matters into our own hands. But, the thing is...God doesn't need our help. "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven." (Ecc. 3:1) He has an appointed time for everything. He is always working "behind the scenes" on our behalf. The devil wants to persuade us into believing that somehow we have been forgotten, or the promise is now void. GOD KEEPS HIS PROMISES!!! Don't you ever forget that! If He said it, He will do it. When all looks hopeless, rest in His righteous, holy, and godly character. Cling to the promise and don't cave. Don't try and move ahead of God and miss out on all that He has for you. He is worth waiting on. ➵ 💕 #soulchaser