Have you ever been asking God for the kind of specific detailed direction Ananias received in Acts 9 (& 22), yet God is responding with messages like this (below)?
“… My point is this: Too many times we expect God to tell us more than He plans to tell us. As the days and years pass, we often find ourselves wondering when He is going to give us clearer direction. I will do what You want me to do, God — I JUST NEED TO KNOW HOW. You have told me to take these steps, BUT I DON”T KNOW HOW TO START. Could You give me specifics? Details would be great. I’ll go forward the moment You tell me what to do.
Frequently, …God tells us what to do in the beginning (He gives us His vision), then He places within our hearts everything else we need for the choices we will have to make in the journey…. Conversely, IF WE WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS BEFORE WE TAKE ANY ACTION, we won’t get very far, and we’ll eventually find ourselves sitting down and doing nothing. There, in that place of spiritual paralysis, we quickly atrophy and wonder why the prophecy never came to pass. We are waiting on God, and all the while, God is waiting on us.
We live in a day and age when WE MUST BE SENSITIVE TO GOD’s IMMEDIATE PLAN. IF WE WAIT TO START THE JOURNEY UNTIL WE HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, WE MAY FIND THAT WE ARE FULL OF POTENTIAL BUT NEVER ACHIEVE THAT POTENTIAL. It is sad to see a life wasted for LACK OF MOVEMENT. …
What is the difference between a mediocre life and that of a CHAMPION? One significant difference is this: When they know God has spoken, leaders and champions GO TOWARD THE SOUND OF HIS VOICE. Not all of them KNOW HOW TO GET THERE. For some, NOT EVEN THE NEXT STEP IS VISIBLE. But they know what has stirred their hearts — the draw of the Holy Spirit that directs them toward a goal — and they fully believe that what God has said, He will do.
It’s awesome when He gives us the kinds of specifics He gave Ananias (and others in certain situations), but being a Living God, not a formula or genie in a bottle, He seems to delight in not doing things the same way every time. We have to learn to hear and flow with His word of wisdom for a given situation instead of insisting He conform to how we want it to be. So, while we continue to be astounded by His orchestration of precise word for word confirmations – at the same time … Lord!?!? Have Mercy! #leapsoffaith #riskingitallforHim #wewalkbyfaithandnotbysight