Pioneer Or Procrastinator…“If the LORD is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land, a land flowing with milk and honey, and will give it to us.” Numbers 14:8
The great news is God has a hope and a future for His loved ones. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). You can prayerfully plan and work hard because your Savior scripts your future. The Lord will lead you to His purposeful place.
Is moving forward with God’s game plan without suffering and sacrifice? Of course not! Pioneers understand that conquering new horizons require hardships and overcoming harsh conditions. Procrastinators, however, find excuses why taking new territory won’t work. They are intimidated by the big boulders of unbelief that lie ahead on the trail of trust. But is God big enough to remove obstacles and clear the way? Yes, and He is waiting for you to walk with Him by grace. Pioneers are proactive to pray as they move ahead in faith.
Your Heavenly Father will clear the way for you to travel to your next destination. Paul understood this, “Now may our God and Father himself and our Lord Jesus clear the way for us to come to you” (1 Thessalonians 3:11). Pioneers show up in the face of uncertainty and expect good things to happen. Procrastinators remain behind terrified by the prospects of bad things, but pioneers are at peace as they see God at work in the unseen.
Pioneers hope. Procrastinators fear. Pioneers encourage. Procrastinators complain. Pioneers support. Procrastinators tear down. Pioneers pray. Procrastinators worry. Pioneers are creative. Procrastinators are dull. Pioneers are determined. Procrastinators give up. Pioneers make progress. Procrastinators lose ground. Pioneers are leaders. Procrastinators were leaders. Pioneers serve a Big God. Procrastinators serve a small god.
Are you a pioneer or a procrastinator? Where is the Lord leading you that requires great faith? Is your vision so compelling that unless God shows up it is doomed for failure? Keep pressing forward by faith and by God’s grace and you will carry out His perfect plan. “This one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13). Am I willing to release my fears and move forward by faith?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
January 18, 2020
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