Panic & Plan vs. Stand Still & Wait
And yet so often I am so consumed with the conflict staring me in the face that I can’t think about the next thirty seconds let alone the next day. Surely I’m not alone in that response?
FACED WITH CONFLICT
Have you ever been staring conflict in the face? It’s hard to stop thinking about it, isn’t it? If you’re personality is like mine, it’s hard to stop trying to solve the problem immediately.
As a matter of fact, I like to a have a slight panic attack in private and then fully attack the panic with a plan.
I can’t stand to ignore a problem. As a matter of fact, sometimes I look for problems just so I have something to solve.
That’s why I had to stop and think when I was reading Exodus earlier this week.
How many times when we panic are we supposed to stand still and let the Lord fight for us? Do we go charging into battle without being ready?
God had told Moses ahead of time what bad things were coming. He also told Him he planned it in order to show His glory. Nothing that was about to happen was going to take God by surprise.
STAND STILL AND WATCH
Stand still and watch. Stay calm.
Yeah, that’s not my normal response to conflict. Is it yours?
BE BRAVE AND COURAGEOUS
I am a survivor. I am a warrior. I don’t typically shrink back from a battle.
However, sometimes I go rushing in ahead of the Lord.
Waiting isn’t always an easy thing to do. Especially for those of us who just want things fixed now. But God has planned to demonstrate His glory when He rescues us.
I don’t know about you, but I think I might be willing to give up my panic for the opportunity to see His glory!
So, while I’m waiting I’ll just keep on serving and leave the rescue to Him.