Is there life after Moab?

Ok…you made a mistake.  You did not wait on God.  You charged right in.  You got tired of waiting on the  new job…of waiting on the money…of waiting for “Mr.  Right”…of waiting on a ‘sign from God’.  As soon as  you ‘inked’ the deal, you knew it was wrong.  You  married the wrong guy…you jumped ship from one company to  a new one, only to find the new boss is worse than the old  one…you entered into the partnership only to find out the  new partner has a horrible reputation.

Last week we talked about Lot’s desire to have a son to  carry on the family name.  His two daughters got tired  of waiting on God, so they each enticed their dad to get  drunk and each daughter got pregnant by their father.   They both had sons for Lot. One was Moab and one was  Ammon.  These two boys became heads of nations that  terrorized the nation of Israel for years and years!   This was the tragic consequences of not waiting on God.

Do we have a ‘Moab’ that we birthed by not waiting  on God?  Yep…a credit card debt that we incurred  seven years ago.  Because we did not wait for God  to provide for a need, every month we make a sizeable  payment to a credit card company,  a sizeable monthly  reminder of the dangers of not waiting on God.

Can I get God to waive a magic wand and reverse situations? No!
Once you have birthed a ‘Moab’ or a ‘Ammon’, you can’t  undue it.  Your Moab may be a debt you created when you  did not wait on God to provide.  Your Moab may be a  terrible job situation you jumped into because you got  tired of waiting on God to fix your former job.  Your  Moab may be a spouse that you  married because you were not  patient enough to wait for God to lead you to His  mate for you.

Can any good come from a ‘Moab’ situation? The  answer is yes.

Follow these instructions:

  • Confess the sin of not waiting on God
  • Ask God to forgive you
  • Ask God to give you grace to endure the ‘Moab’  situation
  • Trust the sovereignty of God that He can make all  things work together for good for those who are His  children
  • Thank God that you have a constant reminder of the  consequences of not waiting on God

God will not erase your Moab…but He can attach new  meaning to it and He can cause good to come out of the  situation.  In the lineage of Jesus from Abraham to Joseph, three women are included. One is Ruth. She was  a wonderful, honorable, virtuous woman.  She happened  to be the great grandmother of King David…and…she  happened to be a descendant of Moab!   Ruth 1:22  (KJV)  So Naomi  returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in  law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab:  and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley  harvest.  Matthew 1:5-6  (KJV)  And Salmon begat  Boaz of Rachab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat  Jesse; And Jesse begat David the  king;…      Romans 8:28 (NKJV)  And we  know that all things work together for good to those who  love God, to those who are the called according to His  purpose.

Psalm 27:14 (KJV)  Wait on  the Lord: be of good courage, and  he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the  Lord. 

God bless you as you wait on God in  this new year.  We love yall.

Billy and Sheilah Daws

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