Ok…you made a mistake. Â You did not wait on God. Â You charged right in. Â You got tired of waiting on the Â new job…of waiting on the money…of waiting for “Mr. Â Right”…of waiting on a ‘sign from God’. Â As soon as Â you ‘inked’ the deal, you knew it was wrong. Â You Â married the wrong guy…you jumped ship from one company to Â a new one, only to find the new boss is worse than the old Â one…you entered into the partnership only to find out the Â new partner has a horrible reputation.
Last week we talked about Lot’s desire to have a son to Â carry on the family name. Â His two daughters got tired Â of waiting on God, so they each enticed their dad to get Â drunk and each daughter got pregnant by their father. Â Â They both had sons for Lot. One was Moab and one was Â Ammon. Â These two boys became heads of nations that Â terrorized the nation of Israel for years and years! Â Â This was the tragic consequences of not waiting on God.
Do we have a ‘Moab’ that we birthed by not waiting Â on God? Â Yep…a credit card debt that we incurred Â seven years ago. Â Because we did not wait for God Â to provide for a need, every month we make a sizeable Â payment to a credit card company, Â a sizeable monthly Â 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 Â undue it. Â Your Moab may be a debt you created when you Â did not wait on God to provide. Â Your Moab may be a Â terrible job situation you jumped into because you got Â tired of waiting on God to fix your former job. Â Your Â Moab may be a spouse that you Â married because you were not Â patient enough to wait for God to lead you to His Â mate for you.
Can any good come from a ‘Moab’ situation? The Â 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’ Â situation
- Trust the sovereignty of God that He can make all Â things work together for good for those who are His Â children
- Thank God that you have a constant reminder of the Â consequences of not waiting on God
God will not erase your Moab…but He can attach new Â meaning to it and He can cause good to come out of the Â situation. Â In the lineage of Jesus from Abraham to Joseph, three women are included. One is Ruth. She was Â a wonderful, honorable, virtuous woman. Â She happened Â to be the great grandmother of King David…and…she Â happened to be a descendant of Moab!Â Â Ruth 1:22 Â (KJV) Â So Naomi Â returned, and Ruth the Moabitess, her daughter in Â law, with her, which returned out of the country of Moab: Â and they came to Bethlehem in the beginning of barley Â harvest.Â Â Matthew 1:5-6 Â (KJV) Â And Salmon begat Â Boaz of Rachab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Â Jesse; And Jesse begat David the Â king;… Â Â Â Â Â Romans 8:28 (NKJV) Â And we Â know that all things work together for good to those who Â love God, to those who are the called according to His Â purpose.
Psalm 27:14 (KJV)Â Wait on Â the Lord: be of good courage, and Â he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Â Lord.Â
God bless you as you wait on God in Â this new year. Â We love yall.
Billy and Sheilah Daws
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