There’s a time to wait, and there’s a time to move. When the Israelites found themselves between Pharaoh’s army and the Red Sea, God said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground” (Exodus 14:15–16 NLT).
There can come a point in life when we don’t need to pray about something anymore. Yes, we should always pray. But there’s a time to pray, and there’s a time to move. Let’s say a couple is having troubles in their marriage. The husband is praying for his wife to change. But maybe he should change his prayer. Maybe he should say, “Lord, help me to be the godly person you want me to be. Help me to do my part.” His wife, of course, needs to pray the same thing.
Maybe someone has wronged you or offended you. Maybe they’ve wounded you or insulted you. You want to forgive them. You’ve prayed about it. Now it’s time to do it. It doesn’t matter whether you’re feeling it. Just do it. The emotions most likely will follow when you take that step of obedience.
Maybe you’ve been praying for the salvation of a friend or a loved one. You’ve prayed for them for years and years. But have you shared the gospel with them? Maybe it’s their moment to come to Christ. Keep praying, but do your part.
God was saying to Moses, “Stop crying to me. Stop praying about it. Get moving. The miracle is coming.”
When you’re led by the Lord, make your move. There’s a time to pray, and there’s a time to move.
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