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Impatience Has a Price

“You have done a foolish thing,” Samuel said. “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you; if you had, he would have established your kingdom over Israel for all time."

1 Samuel 13:13 (NIV)

N.B.: I suggest that you read the whole chapter for a better understanding

Often we want to go faster than God and we want to see immediate results. Sometimes he openly asks us to wait; at other times, by His own will, He makes us wait and deprives us of any possibility of moving forward. In our frustration, whether the waiting time is confirmed or unwilling, as not to be judged or rejected by others, we decide to take control of the situation without regard to what God is doing in our life. Very often, we pay the consequences.

This is what happened with King Saul. The prophet Samuel told him to wait until he presented the burnt offering to God before going to war. But, after seven days of waiting and seeing that people were moving away from him, he made the decision to present the burnt offering to God. His proud attitude made him lose the grace of God.

When God decides to make us wait, it is often to test us and prepare us for another dimension. Don't try to go faster than Him, it won't do you any good. For He is the master of time and circumstances.

May the grace of God be upon you.

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