The path of choice
Years ago, I took my children to Bible study with me every Thursday morning.
From the car, there are two paths into the building. There is a long smooth one, that takes a little longer or a short but bumpy one (full of rocks, and potential hazards). My children used to be content to go the long way, but one day while running late we chose the bumpy and short path. From that point forward, they beg for the “shortcut”. The last time we went, I believe the Lord spoke to me. He began to gently whisper that "trying to rush and go the quick and easy way may get you there, but it may not be the path that I laid out for you".
I paused as I thought about this, how many times have I tried to rush God? Maybe it was for a job, as I decided to take the job without praying, and it turned out to be a nightmare. Maybe it was a decision that you made that you knew would get you "there" quicker. However, when you got "there" you realized it wasn't the best way. Whatever it may be, sometimes we have to be willing to wait on the Lord and not be quick to lean to our own understanding or abilities.
Remember children are not fully matured and prefer the easy way out.
Waiting is not an option for them...However, those who trust in Lord know that although we may have to wait a little longer the reward is all the greater.
Don't take my word for it!
Check out the Word of God Isaiah 40:31-"Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary."
I can assure although the shortcut is faster, there are more obstacles, more opportunities to get hurt, and you will find yourself tiring a lot easier. I don’t know about you but it sounds like waiting and following God's timing and plans are a much better choice.
There is victory in the "waits". Don't be so quick to rush the process. Let God direct the path! PRAY for strategic timing!
For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future Jeremiah 29:11