"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14
Hearing and doing God's will are two important steps that often get
confused as one step. However, these are two distinct processes. When we
hear God's voice, this is only 50 percent of the process. The next
important step is to know when to move. It is one thing to hear; it is
another to know when to act.
Os Hillman shared "There was a time when the Lord showed me I was to write. This was a
major change in my life from what I was doing. As I began to write, I
attempted to find a publisher for my work. This became a real
frustration. I encountered many false starts, and many well-intentioned
people wanted to assist but their efforts resulted in further delays.
Finally, my wife asked me, "Os, have you completed the book you are working on?"
"No," I replied.
"When you complete the book, God will provide a publisher if He has called you to write. You need to complete the book."
A few months later I was in discussions with a publisher about my work.
They were going to be in my city and wanted to meet with me. The day we
met they offered me a contract on my book. It also was the exact day
that I had completed the book. I thought back to the words my wife had
Corrie ten Boom was a prisoner in the German Holocaust who lost her
sister in the concentration camps. She tells a story about her father
taking her on trains. She always wanted to get the ticket from her
father ahead of time. He never gave her the ticket until she was about
to get onto the train.
God is always on time. He is never late, and He is seldom early. Ask God
for the wisdom to discern His will and His timing for the events in