In a Hurry?

In a Hurry?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

The pressures of daily life can be enormous. Our minds can be dominated by a relentless series of deadlines – work projects, bill due dates, and assignments.

Even the most responsible people can find themselves dominated by these pressures. How can we make wise decisions? What should be our priorities? What factors should we consider?

The Bible presents practical guidelines in dealing with these matters. First, we are to build our lives on our relationship with the Lord and seek Him continually (1 Chronicles 16:11). We are to apply Biblical principles and seek to have a more intimate relationship with God. We are to have an active prayer life, trust Him, commit our ways to Him, and not lean on our own understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). As we trust Him, we can be confident that our plans will be established (Proverbs 16:3).

But even the most mature believers can succumb to pressure. In our urgency to meet deadlines, we tend to rush without considering carefully the options. The Bible warns us, “if you act too quickly, you might make a mistake” (NCV).

As you face decisions, resolve to follow the patterns God provided in His Word. Seek Him daily, continually crying out for His wisdom. Commit your ways to Him, and aim to be sensitive to His Spirit. Be careful not to rush. Remember what David urged us: “Wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14).