Whereas it is normal to want a way out when faced by a challenging situation, it is very crucial to be sure that such openings are safe and will not lead into more difficult challenges and situations. It is not always God’s will for us to opt the easiest way out. God’s will could as well be that we persevere in whatever storm we are in until he gets us out. It is safer to be in the storms with the Lord than have calm without him. Many of us sabotage our destinies when we develop a habit of quitting at the slightest presence of trouble instead of getting to understand what could be God’s will for us. When the city of Bethlehem was faced by a severe famine, Naomi’s family got news that there was not only food but also plenty of opportunities in the land of Moab. They did not take time to enquire of God and decided to make use of the opening. We all know what happened to the family of 4; only Naomi, an old widow remained. It’s possible to free from a challenge to a disaster if we do not take time to know the will of God. You run away from a company that is doing badly to one that is about to close. You run away from a relationship where you are tolerated to one where you are abused. When challenges confront you, you have two choices! You can wait on God in the challenge or else you can flee away. The disaster is when we flee and leave God with our package of supplies very ready to take care of us during the challenge or even get us out. Do not fear, be still and see what God will do!
“You said, ‘No, we will flee on horses.’ Therefore you will flee! You said, ‘We will ride off on swift horses.’ Therefore your pursuers will be swift!” Isaiah 30:16 NIV
Last modified: April 25, 2020