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Don’t wait, your faith can move you to action

Do you feel like you are stuck in a season of life?

God is sovereign. Does this mean He is responsible and in complete control of the season of life you are currently in?

Have you ever said, “When God wants to open a door for me and use me in a certain way, it will just happen.” And then you waited, and waited and waited?

Perhaps you are still waiting. Or perhaps you have said, “When it is God’s time to heal me, He’ll just heal me. I’ll just hang in there until then. Perhaps He is teaching me something through all of this.”

Maybe you have said, “In God’s perfect timing, He will bless me with such and such, but until then I just need to be patient.”

Do you play a part in moving into the next season God has for you or is it all up to God?

The next day there was a wedding celebration in the village of Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the celebration. The wine supply ran out during the festivities, so Jesus’ mother told him, “They have no more wine.”

“Dear woman, that’s not our problem,” Jesus replied. “My time has not yet come.” But his mother told the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2: 1-6, NLT.

At this wedding, a time of need arose, and Mary had the faith to believe that Jesus could meet the need. However, Jesus said that it was not yet the season or time for Him to be revealed. Yet because of Mary’s faith, He went ahead and performed a miracle. He turned water into wine, thus replenishing their supply with better wine than they originally had. Could it be Mary influenced a shift in His times and seasons?

A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.

“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.

Everyone denied it, and Peter said, “Master, this whole crowd is pressing up against you.”

But Jesus said, “Someone deliberately touched me, for I felt healing power go out from me.” When the woman realized that she could not stay hidden, she began to tremble and fell to her knees in front of him. The whole crowd heard her explain why she had touched him and that she had been immediately healed.”“Daughter,” he said to her, “your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Luke 8:43-48, NLT.

This woman was in a season of illness. Jesus was not walking around town in search of her, seeking to change her from a season of illness to a season of health. He was on His way to another location, to meet another request. However, this woman had faith which moved her to action. It seems her decision to press through the crowd and touch Jesus shifted her from a season of sickness to a season of wholeness.

Instead of just “waiting on God” to open doors for you, perform a miracle or bless you in some way, perhaps your faith will move you to action. This action can bring change to the season you find yourself in.

Could it be that you will make a decision based upon your faith in God that will accelerate God’s timing and fulfillment of His purposes in your life? God is sovereign and in His sovereignty He has chosen to limit his actions on earth by partnering with people.

Are you waiting on God when He’s waiting on you?

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