DELAY IS UNDESIRABLE
It is the desire of every person to fulfill set life ambitions in a very timely manner. For example, it is expected that a typical newborn baby will follow the natural cause of development into an adult. However, not every baby eventually grows into adulthood e.g. due to adverse physiological conditions not within their control. In such a situation, the parents of the baby are often left distraught.
There’s always something undesirable about delays or the lack of a natural progression in life. No wonder the Bible puts it more succinctly “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life” – Proverbs 13:12
Following a protracted period of delay, the natural man typically resorts to giving up after having tried all options.
ENTER DIVINE SPEED
“And the hand of the Lord was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel” – 1 Kings 18:46.
In the reference scripture, we saw how the hand of God rested upon the prophet Elijah which made him cover a distance of at least 16 miles in a jiffy!
Thankfully, the same kind of speed that Elijah enjoyed is still accessible to mankind today provided that we:
- Truly acknowledge that we’ve reached your wit’s end and are now open to divine help as our last resort.
- Acknowledge the Almighty God as the only true source of divine help.
- Let go of our achievements, pride, ego etc and obey His instructions for divine speed.
DIVINE SPEED TRANSFORMS
Once again, we’ll draw inspiration from the Holy Bible to see how divine speed can influence aspects of our lives thus:
- Career: Peter, the professional fisherman had toiled all night without a single catch to show for his efforts until he encountered Jesus Christ (Luke 5:5-6).
- Marriage: Hannah remained childless after so many years of marriage until she encountered God in Shiloh in a certain year (1 Samuel 1:11-20).
- Ministry: The case in view of the Prophet Elijah remains one of the greatest effects of God’s hand on a mortal man — Elijah ran a distance of 16 miles in a very short time thus making him the fastest man in living memory.
Beloved, receive divine speed in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen!