Judy Dean’s Blog
Here is a post from Judy Dean yesterday.
Don’t Be In Such A Hurry!
Two cars are driving down a road. It is a two-lane road. It is a winding road. They are cruising along. The second car is eager to pass the first, even though they are already cruising at a nice speed. The second car wants to pass the first (the leader) so badly that they are about to cross over the double yellow line to make their move.
Now in my mind I know that this is very dangerous and that the risk is too high for the second car to go for it. There could be an on-coming vehicle at any moment, and because the road is winding, it would be unknown until the last moment. I’m not willing to let the dream go on with the second car making this mistake. So, my brain makes an adjustment.
The road is now a four-lane road, with two lanes in each direction. The cars are still cruising along and the second vehicle still wants to pass. Now they are about even and the second car is getting aggressive and is trying to make it’s move. The speed involved is getting out of control. This is still a very dangerous situation. All I can think about is that even though it’s a two-lane road, it’s very winding and it’s impossible to know what’s just around the bend. There could be a car stopped trying to turn left or vehicles turing into that inside lane.
In both cases the risk is too high. If the second car doesn’t slow down, somebody is going to get hurt or even killed.
I knew when I woke up that this was a spiritual dream. Sometimes we can get so excited about what God is doing and get over zealous for the Lord and where He’s taking us and our ministries. We must stay behind our leader though. Safety is found in this place. The risk is too high if we try to overtake the leader and do things our own way. Someone could get hurt and usually does, be it the leader, us or others serving in the ministry involved.
When things are moving slower that we would like or not exactly how we would like them to move, this is a great time to get on your face and seek the face of God (you should be doing this anyways). We don’t need to seek the face of God so things will go our way though. We need to seek His face so things will go His way. Pray for your leaders. Talk to your leaders (their not your enemies or your competition). Let them know the vision that you have for the ministry. Pray for your own heart to be in line with what God is doing, and pray that you will have a clean heart. And most importantly, have patience. God is faithful. If you are “faithful over a few things” He will make you “ruler over many things.”