‘…it may be that the Lord will work for us…’ 1 Samuel 14:6 KJV
God answered Jonathan’s ‘maybe’ with a ‘definitely’. That’s because his cause was just, his faith was strong, he had a heart to do God’s will, glorify His name and bless His people. To step out on a ‘maybe’ you must know that your motive is right, that you have prayed and searched the Scriptures and that you have been willing to listen to godly counsel. A ‘maybe’ doesn’t give you the right to be presumptuous or ask God to rubber-stamp your personal agenda. Sometimes when we want something to happen, we presume God does too. Up until this point Israel went to war based on a plan, a prophecy or a well-thought-out strategy. But sometimes God-given opportunities come to you ‘on the fly’ and it takes faith and wisdom to know how to respond to them. In those ‘maybe moments’ you can’t wait for guarantees or sit still and do nothing because your actions involve risk. You can’t fear natural circumstances, obstacles or frightening situations. You must take the ‘maybe’ you’ve been given and do something with it, for that’s when you begin to see God turn your ‘maybe’ into a miracle. Once you know that your heart is right before God you must be willing to face your fear and seize the moment. When you’re in a moment that has the potential to alter your future, trust God, step out in faith and move forward. Don’t let your dream die inside you because of the risk involved. With God, risk is the bridge that gets you to where He wants you to be.
SoulFood: Jos 16:1-19:23, John 16:1-11, Ps 130, Pr 28:21-24
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2011