How many times do we short-change ourselves? We think that God is delaying to answer us or has even forgotten about us? Maybe there are things you started praying for from last year or you have been believing God for for the longest time yet they have not yet come to pass.
So today I compromised, I woke up to a beautiful morning, prepared for work as usual… I was a bit late leaving the house so I got into PSV that was already full capacity. The conductor asked one of the passengers who was alighting just a few metres ahead to let me have the seat, and I boarded.
All those who know me know I value my personal space.
Now the scenario was, we had to share a seat. I had to move for the man as he squeezed himself next to me. In transit, is when I noticed that he was drunk and his body odour was unpleasant. He kept spitting out of the window…(yuck), all the while in my head I was thinking, “what was I thinking? This is not me!” I hate boarding PSV’s that are full and moving for extra passengers, I speak against that. But today that was me. I compromised.
Living that moment, I not only saw that circumstance but I also got a bigger picture of our human nature.
How long are we willing to wait on God when we are in a waiting season? Especially when God has us in a place or a situation that hurts and we do not like it. Are we willing to wait?
Sitting next to that man, I realized that we make decisions based on the current state of unfolding events. When things do not go as planned or our flesh is yelling, “you’re late! you’ll lose! you’re getting old! you haven’t built your house yet!’ Our mind begins to play tricks on us and in that rush of questioning, we think we need to make a decision fast! More often that not, we end up making a wrong one.
Now see this, the choice I made to board that PSV made me so uncomfortable for the first fresh minutes of my day and stole my power to speak against excess passengers.
The Holy Spirit was beckoning me about my peace. Had I waited a while longer despite being late, I would have gotten a PSV where I would have enjoyed the luxury of my own seat and sat comfortably without having to deal with that ordeal.
God is saying, “wait on me for just a little longer, I might tarry but I will not fail! I will get you more than you have asked for, I can do exceedingly abundantly more than you can ever ask, think or imagine. I will make your environment of sparkling jewels, rubies, sapphires and precious stones. Why do you insist on living and clinging on to things that have no value? substandard stones? the things of strife? Do you not have trust in Me?”