Part 5: Don’t Give in to the Pressure of Time
Tick, tock…tick, tock…what is that sound? It is the pressure of time. The clock is ticking away, and there is pressure to make a decision. Oftentimes, if you give in to the pressure of time, you will make a wrong decision and regret it later. Ask me how I know this? I have done this many times, too many times in fact.
In our daily life and especially when making a transition in life, it is critical to listen to the Lord. Did you realize that He has the perfect scenario? He really does! Did you ever think about the fact that He sees everything, including the past, the present, and the future? You can trust Him. I have found that during a transition I must set aside more time to spend with the Lord to receive His directions.
Isaiah 55:8 says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (ESV).
God’s ways and thoughts are higher than your ways and thoughts. What does that mean? Oftentimes, the direction you receive from Him won’t make logical sense to your mind. Why does He do this? I’m not sure, but I can truthfully say that in the end I had very little to do with the outcome; it was all Him! He receives the honor and glory for what took place.
Don’t be afraid to step out on what He says. Don’t be afraid to do something you haven’t done before. Follow His direction, and you will wind up in the perfect place of blessing and grace–a place that fully satisfies your heart where every gift and talent in you flows.
Stay steady as you trust the Lord and listen to Him. He is working behind the scenes to create a perfect scenario just for you.