Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
It is said that timing is everything and it is true, So much so that leadership coach John Maxwell concludes that the right thing done at the wrong time will yield the wrong result. In other words, even if you did everything as you should, you would still fail if your timing was off. Therefore, moving at the right time is critical to get the result that you want. There are two ways that we may go about determining the right time: leaning on our own understanding; or, waiting on the Lord by moving when God says move. If the former approach was taken by Joshua and the Israelites at the Jordan River, they would have failed. The reality is that based on conventional wisdom it was not the right time to cross the Jordan as it had overflowed its banks. It would have seemed like a suicidal mission in the beginning, but they got the result that they wanted because they moved on God’s timing.
Look at the difference in the results obtained by Moses. His initial attempt to be deliverer of the Israelites failed because he tried to do it at the wrong time. He never waited on the Lord. To the contrary, the second time around he moved on God’s timing and successfully led the Israelites out of Egypt. It was not the case that Moses was doing the wrong thing the first time around, he was doing the right thing, as he was pursuing his purpose. He failed however because he attempted to do the right thing at the wrong time. Thereafter, his approach to life was to wait on the Lord. He only moved on God’s timing, and he became the great leader of Israel. The results we get will vastly improve when we move on God’s timing.
Life Application: Get better results by consistently waiting on the Lord by moving on his timing. Moses practiced that by acting immediately on the word of God and standing still until then.
Prayer: Lord, help me to trust your timing and to wait on your timing even when it seems difficult to wait. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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