Only Fools Rush In

jerichoI’d say it’s the story of my life if it weren’t so cliche’ but the honest truth is that I’ve spent a good bit of my adulthood rushing into ideas to get them started.  Sometimes I credited God with the idea especially lately, but it seems that the lesson of “wait on Me” is certainly one that will take a lot of time to learn.

What happens so often is I get an “inkling” of an idea.  I feel like God is leading me here, then I take off and run headfirst into the idea, usually without a plan.   It really wasn’t until Heroic Event that I really waited on Him.   I figure, He says, go and conquer, so I must go and conquer.  Can you imagine if my namesake (Joshua) did this in the battle of Jericho?  What if they only marched once?  Disastrous!  If you know anything about the story of the battle of Jericho, then you know that the walls were so high and thick that it was basically a road around the top of the city.

While there are countless Biblical references to men waiting on God there’s also several examples of Men who rushed ahead and failed, and I should have learned from Lot, Moses, Saul… The key here is that they moved forward on their own power, THAT WAS THE MISTAKE.

What about men who charged forward for God?  Clearly the disciples are a great example of this… but here’s the difference they moved forward with their eyes on HIM, not on the World.

Gal 3:3 {AMP}- Are you so foolish and so senseless and so silly? Having begun [your new life spiritually] with the [Holy] Spirit, are you now reaching perfection [by dependence] on the flesh?

Still have a lot to learn here.

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