If you will let God, He will do for you what He wants to do for you. Read that again … If you will let God, He will do for you what He wants to do for you. I feel the important part of that is “if you will let God.” God has desires for you, God wants to work in powerful ways for you, but too many times we stand in his way. Too many times we try to do it ourselves. Too many times we do not wait for God to act.
The Israelites almost messed it up in today’s reading … They made a treaty with the Gibeonites without consulting God … “So the Israelites examined their food, but they did not consult the LORD.” Joshua 9:14 NLT. God wanted to deliver the Israelites from all the people of the land. They did not consult him, and we will see as the story unfolds whether or not they will become a throne in their flesh.
So where in your life have you done this? God wants to do for you what He wants to do for you. But the question is, are you going to stand in the way, move faster than God plans to move, or do it on your own? Or are you going to let Him work?
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