Saturday, April 26, 2008

go, like go "now", or go like go later...

“Abigail lost no time. She took two hundered loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five dressed sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred cakes of rasins and two hundred cakes of pressed figs, and loaded them on donkeys. Then she told her servants, “Go on ahead ; I will follow you.” But she did not tell her husband Nabal.” 1 Sam. 25:18-19

Abigail was a smart one. When she heard the news she did not fret, she did not pray about it, she did not consult with others, she got up and did what she needed to do in order to get the job done. Sneaking out all those supplies behind her husbands back must not have been easy. But she did it to save everyone there. She gathered what she recognized the severity of the situation, made an action plan, and finished off the job

I sit here reading this passage and I am thinking: Man, I would love a wife like that. Good decision maker, wise beyond her years. Well, besides that, what I am more amazed is that she was able to make right decisions in difficult situations. Often times where decisions needed to be made, I take a back seat, I say stuff like “I need to pray about this more.” “Let me do a pro and con list,” While there is nothing wrong with that, but there will be times where I need to make wise quick decisions. I guess that is my problem, deciding when I need to make a quick decision, and when I need to ponder and pray. Some are obvious, but most are not. One girl from my small group said it the best, “when God says go, what kind of go is it? Like go “now” now, or like go later and pray about it first... which go is it?”

Lord I pray that you can give me the ability to know when to make quick decisions and when I need to seek more council from You.

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