Timing is Key in Any Move

I remember a game that we played as children called “Red Light Green Light.”  This game had one person who stood with their back to the participants.   While their back was turned they would count.  Once the counting began the participants quickly moved forward in hopes of being the first to reach the counter.   Of course, in almost every game there are trappings that work against success.  In this game the trap was this: At any time the counter could abruptly turn toward the participants and if any were observed not being perfectly still, they would have to move back to the beginning.   One’s timing (anticipating when to move) was a key factor in the game.

Life is full of decisions that must be made and some are more difficult than others.    There are times when we must stand still while God manifests Himself (Exodus 14:13) and other times when we must move forward because our course has been completed (Deut. 2:3).  In either situation, we must rely on God for direction.  For if we move out of season, we may have to start all over again.  The closer we walk with the Lord, however, even the more difficult decisions can be made with a measure of confidence.  (“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in the time of need (Heb. 4:16).”