Hasten and Not Delay

Psalm 119:60: “I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.”

I don’t know about you, but that phrase, “hasten and not delay” gets me in trouble every time.

I want to obey God, but sometimes I think my life should go a certain way. Then God comes along and tells me his plan. It doesn’t go with mine, and I ask him if he’s sure.

He assures me that he is, but I want him to confirm and re-confirm. I haven’t asked him to let angels blow their trumpets and knock at my front door, but I’ve thought about it.

What gets in the way of obedience to God’s commands? Sometimes it’s fear. I tell God, “I can’t do that. Get someone else.”

Sometimes it’s anger. “God. I don’t want to do that. I don’t have time.”

Other times, it’s pride. “God, here’s what I want to do. Please bless it.”

In the end, I fall to my knees and say, “I give up, God. I’ll do it your way.”

To hasten and not delay to obey God’s commands is the best way. In spite of past delays, I continue to strive for immediate obedience. How about you?

Dear God, help me hasten and not delay to obey your commands. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to obey God without delay?

Don’t miss CIR’s Daily Article !

Copyright 2010-2012, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission.

Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

Visit her website: http://YvonneOrtega.com

Tags: , , , , ,

Comments are closed.