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  • Writer's pictureOlufunmilayo Adekusibe

 GIVE IT TIME

 

Today’s Readings:

Acts 5:34-42

Psalm 27:1,4,13-14

John 6:1-15

 


Patience is one beautiful virtue that will never go out of style. Our world is so fast, our thinking is so fast, and our decisions are made in such haste that we are prone to make mistakes. We make mistakes over and over again. We are impatient because we think we have to do things in the heat of the moment. Speed without accuracy will only lead to destruction. Accuracy is the result of a careful and patient process which takes time. You are bound to regret every decision that you made in haste. May God preserve you from such mistakes in Jesus’ name.


Gamaliel shares his wisdom with us in the Acts of the Apostles in his words to the Sanhedrin: ‘Men of Israel, be careful how you deal with these people… If this enterprise, this movement of theirs, is of human origin it will break up of its own accord; but if it does come from God you will not only be unable to destroy them, but you might find yourselves fighting against God.’ It is wisdom to know that some things need time. Time will reveal the genuineness of a person’s intentions, the authenticity of their character, the truth of their speech and the motivation for their actions. If you pay close attention, you will see people and situations for who and what they truly are. If you are always in a hurry, you will continue to repeat your mistakes—you have only yourself to blame for this.


Jesus wanted to be glorified according to the Father’s will. When the crowd wanted to crown him as king after eating bread and fish, He knew this was not the Father’s will and he eluded them. But if he had given in to their persuasion, they would have derailed his mission. Some things will come your way that will look like God’s will for you, but they are not. You need patience and discernment to tell what is real from what is fake. What will be, will be. Give it time. I pray for you today, that you will be patient about everything and never be in haste. Give time to your relationship with God and He will show you how to discern and make the right decisions. “The Lord is my light and my help; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; before whom shall I shrink?” (Psalm 27:1).


Where in your life at this point do you need to exercise patience?

  • In your vocation

  • In your choice of business or career

  • In your marriage

  • In your courtship

  • In your pain and disappointment

  • In your bereavement

  • In your spiritual life.


Philippians 4:19 — "And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Amen.

JUDE-MARY OWOH


 

To surrender your life to Christ, say this prayer aloud. “Father, I acknowledge my sin against you. I repent and ask for forgiveness, in the name of Jesus. I surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. By the power of Your Holy Spirit, take control of my heart and lead me in Your path of righteousness.


Thank You, Lord.” If you said the prayer, Congratulations! Prayerfully look for a living church and report to the resident reverend priest or pastor.


 

Prayer:

  1. Lord, you are my light and my help. Give me the patience to discern properly that which I feel convinced about.

  2. Help me to rely on You and not on my poor understanding.

  3. May I savour your sweetness in all I do each day through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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