In a Hurry

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Every day, we confront a wave of deadlines—assignments to be completed, due dates for bills, worries about looming events in our families or businesses. Facing these matters, we must decide what to do. What options should we consider? What should be our priorities? What do we need to know to make the right decisions?

In these matters, the Bible provides some practical guidelines. First, you are to build your life on your relationship with the Lord. You are instructed to “seek His face continually” (1 Chronicles 16:11), “trust in the LORD with all your heart,” and “not lean on your own understanding.” You are to acknowledge Him in all your ways, confident that He will guide you and “make your paths straight” (Proverbs 3:5-6).

You also are told to commit your work to Him, confident that your “plans will be established” (Proverbs 16:3). And you are to seek Godly counselors and realize that “by wise guidance you will wage war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory” (Proverbs 24:6).

God wants you to be guided by His wisdom. He wants you to fill your mind with His Word and live according to Biblical principles.

Throughout this process, we must avoid being in such a big hurry to make decisions that we don’t prepare properly. The Bible warns us that “enthusiasm without knowledge is not good,” and “if you act too quickly, you might make a mistake” (NCV).

Today, ask God to help you follow His patterns. Fill your mind with His Word. Seek Him daily…continually. Cry out for His wisdom.

Surround yourself with Godly people who can provide wise counsel. Recognize the danger of rushing to make decisions without consulting God. Always trust in Him, knowing that He is with you, confident that His timing is perfect.