안녕하세요, family and friends. Today, I read the chapter 1 Samuel 13.
One thing I believe we can take from this chapter is patience. Be patient. Let’s not be like Saul who offered the burnt offerings before Samuel could arrive.
Saul was supposed to wait for Samuel to receive God’s blessings before he goes off to war. But, our friend King Saul let his fears got a hold of him.
Most of the time, in our society today, anxieties of not being quick enough. Not being updated enough. Not being informed enough is apparent. This type of thinking leads to rash and sometimes irrational decisions.
The fear of losing out is also very evident in our society today, especially within the younger generations. The generation that grew up in social media, following unrealistic lives of celebrities or influencers.
This chapter is a reminder to step back and not let fear shackle you. In our time of waiting, it is vital to be patient. Whatever you ask in Jesus’ name will be yours anyway no matter how long it takes to get to you. You must have hope and trust that it is on its way.
Fear and doubt will present themselves to you but let it pass. Do not dwell in it. As mere humans these types of emotions are inevitable but this is why we need God, Jesus. We are strong enough to battle those fears and doubt, with his help.
Always remember that…
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”
– Philippians 4:13 NIV
The end is so near, I think most of us are seeing that now. So, it is critical for us to keep our faith – whatever that maybe – instead of losing it.