“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). When you go through the delays in life, don’t get discouraged. Don’t lose heart. Don’t give up! The Israelites did, and it kept them out of the Promised Land. Numbers 14:2-4 says, “All the Israelites grumbled against Moses . . . ‘If only we had died in Egypt! . . . We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt” (NIV). They gave up on their dream. They had been rescued after 400 years of slavery but then wanted to go back because they were being delayed.
“Do you remember how the Lord led you through the wilderness for all those forty years, humbling you and testing you to find out how you would respond, and whether or not you would really obey him?”(Deuteronomy 8:2 TLB). Dreams are never fulfilled immediately. There’s always a waiting period. The Israelites were brought out of Egypt and then wandered around for 40 years before they went into the Promised Land, even though the trip shouldn’t have taken more than a few weeks. Just like the Israelites, sometimes we are delayed by design. Every dream has difficulties. God uses delays to get us ready for those difficulties.
“A man is a fool to trust himself! But those who use God’s wisdom are safe” (Proverbs 28:26 TLB). By Pastor Rick Warren God gave Moses the dream of leading the children of Israel out of 400 years of slavery, but Moses had to make the decision to confront Pharaoh. God gave Noah the dream of … Continue reading 6 Steps for Biblical Decision-Making
“God . . . is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of — infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, or hopes” (Ephesians 3:20b TLB). By Pastor Rick Warren If you want your faith to grow so you can claim God’s promise in Mark 9:23b — … Continue reading God’s Dream for Your Life