Be dressed ready for service… Luke 12:35
God can move so quickly that one day it feels like all hell has broken loose in your life, and the next, like you’re seated in heavenly places. And in both instances: ‘…it is God which worketh in you…’ (Philippians 2:13 KJV). The Bible uses words like straightway, immediately, and suddenly to remind us that when God moves we must be ready to move too. He doesn’t announce it with trumpets and a fanfare so you must stay prepared, especially for something you’ve been waiting for a long time. You may be just a moment away from the answer you’ve been seeking.
That’s all the time it takes God to change things; a moment! Don’t let discouragement dull your faith or procrastination steal your opportunity. Referring to His second coming, Jesus said, ‘Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house’ (Matthew 24:17KJV). You’ve got to decide whether you’re going to accept what God has for you now and move forward, or return to your house, because your unfinished business can cause you to miss God’s best. And so can waiting for others.
A paralysed man missed his healing for thirty-eight years because he waited for others to act. He told Jesus: ‘…I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up…’ (John 5:7 NKJV). For years he sat beside the solution, but others caused him to miss it. Nothing is more important than what God is saying and doing in your life right now: not what’s going on in your house, not the actions or opinions of others. What matters is being ready. Are you ready?
Pastor Charity Kamau
Kenyan Community Interdenominational Church