I woke up this morning thinking about how many times we give up pieces of our future for instant gratification. I was reminded of Jacob and Esau. Esau let his birthright go in order to be immediately satisfied (Genesis 25: 29-33).
There is something to be said of God’s timing. David was anointed as king when he was a young boy, however, God did not seat him as king until many years later. He had to grow into his anointing and train accordingly. He was seated at the precise time God had for him, and he did not have to give up pieces of his future to get there.
We live in a time where most things are easily accessible to us, yet once received, the satisfaction doesn’t linger and appreciation for it is almost non-existent. Strategically hidden within our “get it now” culture are spirits of lethargy and laziness. You see, when we seek to have all our wants met NOW, we lose the importance of the work it takes to obtain them. It is work to be patient and wait, but it is in this work where we increase our endurance and stamina. It is work to grow into our anointing, but it is in this work that our anointing ignites our effectiveness. It is work to remain still, but it is in this work where we hone our skills and train accordingly.
God’s timing is always perfect. He is never early and He is never late, we must discern the time and act appropriately. Do not surrender pieces of your future for the lure of immediate satisfaction. Move only when the Lord says “move”.