If you are ever going to avoid some mistakes that people make, you must learn to be patient. Every promise of God is connected with time. God’s timing is quite different from ours. “But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day.” 2 Peter 3:8 (NLT). A man who is hasty and cannot be patient with God will most likely attempt to do things his own way, thus ending in regrets. This is what is known as ‘taking the short route.’ Taking the short route means you are meeting your needs outside the help of God.
Some have threatened that they would stop serving God unless God met their specific need. Just in case you didn’t know, God would not bat an eye should you decide not to serve Him anymore. Remember, God said He would raise rocks to serve Him should we decide not to praise Him. “If they kept quiet, the stones along the road would burst into cheers!” Luke 19:40 (NLT). Some of us think we are doing God a favor by serving Him. How wrong! God won’t be intimidated by any man. No man is bigger than God. One of my greatest fears is the fear of being replaced by God. It is very easy to become too busy with the world that you get replaced without you knowing. God has no provision for your turning back. Your miracle, your breakthrough is in the front. Keep moving on trusting God; He will never fail you.
There is a common saying that the end justifies the means. This notion is plain wrong, in my opinion. What this saying means is that as long as the end envisaged is achievable, it does not matter the means that were used to get there. But hear this, some people have used dubious methods to get to the end they desperately wanted, only to be disappointed in the long run. Some have sought money by all means and got some of it, but only to discover that with the money comes inexplicable troubles that make the availability of it so tasteless. They have the money indeed, but the money could not stop their misery and pain. There are problems money cannot solve. With all the money Robin Williams had, it couldn’t cure him of depression. Steve Jobs, with his wealth, couldn’t cure himself of cancer. Anything that will bring you joy and peace of mind will not come from you taking the ‘short route.’
The fear of the future has led many to take the short route. Anytime anyone takes their eyes off God and begin to look at their circumstances, such person is bound to take the short route. So long you are a child of God, and you work hard, your tomorrow is guaranteed. Before God can give you anything eternal, He must build you first. He will take you through the mountains and the valleys to develop you so that you can handle the blessing. If you are not patient in life, you will end up being a patient in the hospital. Don’t let that be you; be patient.
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