First ballot hall-of-fame Christian leaders. All of them have something huge in common. Guess what it is?
wait… seriously what comes to your mind that is true about all of them.
Yes. But the most amazing thing about all of them is huge amount of waiting in their lives.
Abraham waited for decades for Isaac, the fulfillment of God’s promise.
Moses wandered for years out in the wilderness (literally and figuratively) thinking about his own people enslaved in Egypt.
Both by himself out watching the sheep and in the many years after he was annointed King while Saul was still on the throne, David was in flux.
In a sermon i heard recently… it was described this way.
Promise (what God has said he will do)
Payoff (the fruition of God’s plan in a persons life)
It would be foolish not to recognize that the time of waiting is preparation. God was growing those men into someone capable of killing a giant, willingly sacrificing a son, or parting the Red Sea.
I find myself many times demanding the payoff. If God has given me a vision for something why hasn’t it happened yet.
simply put– I may not be ready for it.
May God give you the courage to live faithfully and hopefully in all seasons of process.
—-the longer a slingshot is pulled back, the farther it flies.——-
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Payoff And Promise
A convicting, no, an extremely convicting post form Luke MacDonald: