Learning to Stand
Over the last few weeks, we have lost nearly $25,000. Between weather canceled events and unexpected equipment repairs, the hits just kept on coming. With other challenges looming in the future, it has been unnerving to say the least…quit has never looked better.
While I may have appeared like a calm, cool and collected follower of Christ on the outside, inside I was questioning everything and wondering if what was happening was telling me it was time to do something else. I knew I had to wait, had to pray, had to seek Him, even if I did not want to.
With no idea on what to do, I stayed the course knowing, hoping the Lord has this. In the midst of the storm we’ve been contacted by a major automotive publication for a job which would be a significant boost to our standings in the business. On top of that, we’ve had 2 aftermarket companies contact us to discuss advertising on our webcasts. While these are far from done deals, the timing of these requests can only be by His hand…it has renewed our hope.
1 Timothy 6:12 “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” If you are facing difficult times, I know quit may look like the only option. You must stand fast, pray and stay on the course He has put you on. He will reveal your next move. He has not brought you this far to leave you on the side of the road!
Learning to Stand
by Os Hillman
…”Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today….” – Exodus 14:13
The Israelites had just left 400 years of slavery in Egypt. They had fled to the desert, but they had come to a dead end at the Red Sea. Word reached them that Pharaoh had changed his mind. He was sending his troops to recapture the Israelites. They cried out to their leader Moses, complaining that he had brought them that far only to die in the desert.
Learning when to move and when to stand is the greatest challenge for a workplace believer. We are trained for action. We are not trained to sit idly and wait. We are trained to solve problems, not wait for them to resolve themselves. However, God says there are times to wait. We are to wait until He says go. If we go before He says go, we likely will make our situation worse. If the Israelites had attempted to cross the Red Sea before it parted, they would have drowned. If they had fled north to try to avoid the Egyptians, God would not have moved in a miraculous way. God cannot work on our behalf if we continually try to solve our problem when He has instructed us to stand still. Standing still is sometimes the greatest action we can do, although it is the most difficult thing to do in the Christian walk.
Stand still when He says stand and see the deliverance of the Lord.