So here’s a profound thought as I study Joshua 5: God’s delays are always much more valuable than my haste; God’s haste is much more needy than my delay
In Joshua 5 the Children of Israel are ready to march into the Promised Land and cease the land and be victorious. However, the events described in Joshua 5 take at least ten days. After that the Lord has them march around the city of Jericho for another six. In essence we’re talking about the people waiting more than two weeks after crossing the Jordan before they taste victory in the land. Sometimes I struggle with the fact that God’s delays are always much more valuable than my haste. We are always anxious to do something for God, but we often forget that it is not our service that he primarily wants – it’s us. He wants us to be something for him much more than he wants me to do something for him.
Read the parable of the Prodigal Son. The only time the Lord is pictured as being in a hurry is in that parable. Pictured as the Father welcoming hoe a wayward son. His haste is SO much more needy than my delay.
How do you apply this to your situation? Me, well I have to understand that I need to be before I can do. And that winning souls is the most needful of all. What about you?