‘…They replied, "Let us start rebuilding." So they began this good work.’ Nehemiah 2:18 NIV
It’s said that of all the people who have dreams, only one out of ten will fulfil theirs. Why? Because the other nine never started! To enter the Promised Land, the Israelites had to cross the Jordan River when it was in flood and they were afraid. But God told them that when the priests stepped into the water it would roll back. (See Joshua 3) It did, and they reached their destiny. So, what are you waiting for? (1) Perfect conditions? You’ll never find them. ‘Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.’ (Ecclesiastes 11:4 NIV) The New Living Translation says, ‘If you wait for perfect conditions, you will never get anything done.’ You say, ‘I’m waiting for God to move.’ Has it occurred to you that maybe He’s waiting for you to move? (2) Everybody to agree with you? When David announced his intention to fight Goliath, his older brother Eliab, a general in King Saul’s army, told him to go back home because he was embarrassing the family. But David refused to be put off or put down; instead, he went out and defeated the giant. And with God’s help you can too! (3) Until you feel ‘qualified’? God doesn’t always call the qualified, but He always qualifies the called. Regardless of your education, nationality, or gender, God can use you. Oliver Wendell Holmes started studying Greek at eighty. When a friend asked him why, he replied, ‘Frankly, it’s now or never!’ Because Nehemiah was willing to start, God gave him a glorious finish. And He will do the same for you. So what are you waiting for? Get moving!
SoulFood: Heb 1-4, Luke 9:57-62, Ps 149, Prov 4:25-27
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2015