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Waiting and Not Working, by Cath Thorlakson

Read Acts 1:4 – 8

“He said to them, ‘It is not for you to become acquainted with and know what time brings or fixed years and seasons, which the Father has appointed by His own choice and authority and personal power.'”

                                                                 Acts 1:7

I hate waiting!  I believe that we are such controllers that sometimes God has to yank the reins right out of our hands.

We tell ourselves that there has to be a way; that God will come through if we can just come up with a good plan. . .

Did you hear the logical problem in that last statement?  God will come through if we can come up with a good plan. . .  So, who gets the credit?  God won’t share His glory with another!

So, what are you called to as a leader?  Waiting?  Now, that’s just painful for us high-performing, high-achieving leaders!  Could it be that waiting on God is your growing edge right now?

In Acts 1, the instructions were not to go anywhere, but to sit and wait. 

When I look at Acts 2, I’d say that the time ‘on the shelf’ was well worth the wait.  When the Holy Spirit came, things just started to happen, and Jesus’ disciples were accidentally in the middle of it.

Accidentally???  Nope!  So, as you plan your next steps (as leaders are always doing), may I suggest that you consider waiting for the Holy Spirit’s cue for your next move.  Why not?

2009-02-15T19:54:43+00:00 February 15th, 2009|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

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