When you’re going through the delays in life, waiting for an answer to prayer there’s some things GOD says don’t do because they prolong the delay.
The first one is, don’t fear.
We are looking at the Children of Israel and GOD’s dream for them to go into the Promised Land but they were delayed. In Deuteronomy 1.26 + 28 (TEV) it says, “...They…would not enter the land. They said... ‘We are afraid ... The people there are stronger and taller than we are...’”
This is the first mistake the Israelites made.
There are a lot of reasons for the delays that happen in your life but this one is your own fault. GOD says don’t be afraid. “They would not enter the land. They said ‘We are afraid... The people there are stronger and taller than we are...’” If you know the story you know they had enough faith to move out of Egypt but they didn’t have enough faith to move into the Promised Land. They were afraid.
The problem with fear is that it keeps you in the wilderness, in the desert of life, the barren stage. It prolongs the delay.
Many of your dreams have never been fulfilled, not because of God, but because of you, because you wouldn’t step out in faith. “One of these days...” The bottom line is fear. God says, “Don’t fear.” Fear causes the delays in your life and keeps you from moving ahead.
Maybe that is what is holding you back from what GOD has for you today.
Just a thought from the front porch…