If I had not trusted Jehovah for that visa, I would not have gotten it that rapidly.
There is no requirement to obey someone if we do not trust that person. Lots of people do not believe God and His existence because they have no confidence in Him. Why wasting time hanging onto something that we do not value? What’s the point?
When coming to the Almighty, we must believe He is there and waiting to receive us. When we come to Him with 50% of our hearts fill with fear and uncertainty, literally we are showing Him that although we believe, we are not yet convinced of His incomparable grace.
Moses doubted God when he was first called. He could have run the divine errand without needing Aaron instead he capitalised on his stammering tongue. Gideon hesitated about warring with the Midianites that he put God to a series of tests regarding the fleece of wool, dew or no dew on the threshing floor. Jonah fled, foolishly thinking God is not Omnipresent. The Bible is richly full of men and women like those listed above, and what these people share is that they were tried, tested and won over to God. They realised that without profound dependence on God for everything, their lives would have been chaotic.
Every time is God’s time BUT there is precise timing for everything. King Solomon says, “To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven”(Ecclesiastes 3:1 AMP). It occurred to me that those days, weeks and months that I’d wait to go to get this visa were predefined. God requested me to wait. And this I knew not as I just not ready for going there.
Patience is a powerful virtue. It saves a man from lots of headache and unforeseen catastrophic in any given occasion. We must take into account that every man’s destiny is different. Some people are designed to marry earlier in life than others. In fact, some do not need to enter into marriage unless they lack sexual self-control (1 Corinthians 7:9 AMP). If you are expected to marry at 60 years of age, then please WAIT! One day of happiness is preferable to ten years of consistent fighting in a marriage.
Many people are fleeing their unhappy marriages. Some are depressed with their choice of career, and others are chewing their fingers in regret for rushing into decisions. Lack of foresight leads most of the brothers and sisters to marry the wrong persons. Today, divorce rates are sky rocking like the Wall Street trade stocks. We are not far from hearing talks like, “I wish I had known of this”, “the whole thing was a mistake”, “what was I thinking?”, et cetera.
If only they’d wait and refused to listen to the dictate of the world. Patience equals to good timing while impatience leads to erroneous choices. It makes no difference how long it takes for us to have what we want. As long as we are firmly deeply rooted in God’s word, we will be scared and we will be endowed with His grace because the Hold Spirit will teach us to wait.
Whom must we obey, God or the society? Who created the society in the first place? Is it not God? So why should we be forced to live as unbelievers. The Bible states in the book of Mark 13:31 (AMP). “Heaven and earth will perish and pass away, but My words will not perish or pass away”. People are people and we cannot do anything about that. But we can change our attitude, tune our receptors away from the hearsays of the world and focus our attention on God who is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End, the One that was, and is and is to come.
Do not rush to get that job because everyone else is getting it. What if you get the money but not the contentment? When something, or someone is rightfully yours, God will move on your behalf by breaking the protocols for you.
In Jesus name, AMEN.