Saturday, January 5, 2013

Wait on God's timing

Something that has been on my heart.  As you enter ministry or shall I say wait to officially enter ministry, it is important that you do it in God's timing and not your own.  I have experienced the pitfalls of allowing others as well as yourself to determine this timing rather than God.  I really don't believe in moving imediately on things anymore as it's dropped into your spirit.  I've been there and done that, and while there was some good things that came out of that time, I became the type of target for the enemy that comes from being rash, beginning things to early, and not waiting on God.  Take this as a caution, if you move to fast in your annointing, the enemy will have a field day with you, trust me.  I have 2 instances from God's word to show you:

First, even Jesus knew not to begin before God's perfect timing:
John 2
2 On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2 Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. 3 And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.”

4 Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet


Take a cue here, where Jesus says "My hour has not yet come".  Every piece of research I've done concerning this verse of scripture indicates that Jesus was referring to the start of His public ministry.  Even Jesus respected the timing of God. 

Here's another scripture that shows what can happen: if you step out too soon, trying to do what you see other people doing:

Acts 19

Miracles Glorify Christ

11 Now God worked unusual miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons were brought from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists took it upon themselves to call the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “We[a] exorcise you by the Jesus whom Paul preaches.” 14 Also there were seven sons of Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did so.

15 And the evil spirit answered and said, “Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are you?”

16 Then the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, overpowered[b] them, and prevailed against them,[c] so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded.

Wait on God's timing.  Take this as a caution.  I have experienced it, I know what I'm talking about because I have gone through it myself. 

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