DON’T LET THE DELAY TRIP YOU UP

If you are struggling with waiting, this is for YOU!!! Waiting is one of those principles in Scripture where lots can happen without anything really happening at all!!! It’s one of the most genius things in the world! When we wait // when God asks us to wait for anything, we develop patience and wisdom without anything really happening. Today, waiting is disrespected, misunderstood, and unwanted. However, waiting has produced amazing things in my life (I had to wait 10 years for my ministry and 3 years for my children – but they came in God’s time), and that is why I am passionate about it!!!

 

When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, God said, “I want you to come up with me to Mount Sinai; I want to speak to you.” We see in Genesis 31 that this is when God gives him the 10 commandments.

 

*Exodus 31:18-32:1*

18When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. 1When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”

 

There is a delay of about 40 days when Moses is gone. Since they didn’t know where Moses had gone and there was a delay in him coming down, they immediately wanted and needed something to serve, and they moved their attention from the God to a god.

 

A lot of times when there is a delay in our lives, we will turn our attention because we don’t agree with the delay. All we see is the delay. We don’t see that God is writing with His finger the ten commandments to give to us via a messenger from Him!!!! We don’t see what He is doing on our behalf in the supernatural. All we see is that there is a delay. Even in the span of 40 days of delay, we will turn our attention from THE GOD to a god!!!

 

Delay from God doesn’t mean that God is denying you the thing you are waiting for; it simply means there is a delay!!! It’s just taking a while!! He is writing with His finger on tablets to produce the ten commandments (or the like in your own life)!!!!!

 

There’s been a delay. You’ve asked for something that hasn’t arrived yet, and in your spirit, you are saying, “I don’t know what’s become of God. Where did He go? He must not have been interested. He must have been too busy. He must not care about me. He must not answer my prayers.” You don’t know what’s become of the all-sufficient, ever-present, fully-personal God.

 

The Israelites say to Aaron, “We don’t know what’s become of Moses.” Then, they make a golden calf to worship.

 

*Exodus 32:2-4,7-8*

 2Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’

 

It is easy to just see the delay and not see how active God is during your delay. There is a reason for your delay. I don’t want you to be like Israel who quickly turns aside and corrupts themselves from serving THE GOD to a god just because of a delay.

 

BE ENCOURAGED!!!! HE IS AT WORK!!! I promise you that He is at work ON YOUR BEHALF!!! He is so interested in the outcome, and He wants you to trust Him!!!

 

I love you guys!!

Point A to Point B 

How often do we feel that God has given us a vision or calling but we do not feel equipped for it? Or we do not know where to begin? “I have this vision but I have no clue how to get from point A to point B” 

The tools you need to accomplish whatever you are facing, are in you and are around you. 

YOU have the tools via the Holy spirit, to work towards the vision God has given you! You have exactly what you need to start walking towards that dream. 

Exodus 4: 1-17 says this,  

Moses answered, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you’?” Then the Lord said to him, “What is that in your hand?”

“A staff,” he replied.

The Lord said, “Throw it on the ground.”

Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it. Then the Lord said to him, “Reach out your hand and take it by the tail.” So Moses reached out and took hold of the snake and it turned back into a staff in his hand.  “This,” said the Lord, “is so that they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has appeared to you.”

Then the Lord said, “Put your hand inside your cloak.” So Moses put his hand into his cloak, and when he took it out, the skin was leprous[a]—it had become as white as snow.

“Now put it back into your cloak,” he said. So Moses put his hand back into his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his flesh.

Then the Lord said, “If they do not believe you or pay attention to the first sign, they may believe the second.  But if they do not believe these two signs or listen to you, take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground. The water you take from the river will become blood on the ground.”

Moses said to the Lord, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”

 The Lord said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the Lord?   Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”

 But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.”

 Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. You shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do. He will speak to the people for you, and it will be as if he were your mouth and as if you were God to him.  But take this staff in your hand so you can perform the signs with it.”

A Staff. A simple wood staff that helps you walk. That staff became a tool that was a BIG way for God to prove His power. He used Moses hand, He used water for the Nile. Simple things to prove how great He is. The tools needed to do his task at hand, were provided! 

Just like this, God will provided what you need to accomplish your callings. Through tools that are in you, around you through connections, and the Bible. 

The tools you need are RIGHT around you. 

Moses used a staff, what do you need? 

Dreams of the Christmas Story

The impossbile is actually possible with God