Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 24, 2012

Pushing Ahead

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:45 am
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Isaiah 45:2 I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

We have become so accustomed to a fast pace that we become restless and impatient with quiet. Noise and bustle are all around us. Plans get interrupted and we get into a reaction mode. We don’t give God the opportunity to go ahead of us so we make our lives more difficult. We tend to forget we can take God at His Word. He says He will go before us yet we are determined to push ahead of Him. We’re in a hurry and won’t stop to pray and listen. When we find doors closed we must be careful not to push them open. My husband and I learned this the hard way. We had a house in one state for sale and were impatient to buy a house in another state we really liked. It was a new job but we wanted the house and did not want to wait to see how the job would work out. We pushed doors open and managed to do some tricky financing with the bank and bought the house. The job didn’t work out. We moved back to the house that didn’t sell and it took 4 years for the new house we were so impatient to buy to sell. We banged on the door and pushed it open instead of waiting for God to show us which door He had prepared for us to enter. Our question is are we willing to wait, pray and listen and allow God to go before us and prepare the way for us?

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