Wait and Listen

So, I thought about starting a new thing
It would have put me in a position of leading
With fine detail I thought about how it I would be implementing
As the date to start it was approaching
And was about to run the idea past a friend
The Holy Spirit said “wait and listen”
When you do A, then you have to do B
And have you even thought about C?
And what if this thing grows
Are you prepared to handle the bigger load?”

And I reflected on these questions and responded no
My “well” thought out plan was lacking materially
I’m thankful the Holy Spirit spoke to me
And I’m thankful I didn’t act stubborn or hastily
For now, I’ll put the plan on hold cause, it’s best for me
It’s not that God is denying what I seek
He just wants my creations to go successfully.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 27:14, Isaiah 55:8-9

Years ago when I set my mind to do something I would do it. I may not have necessarily prayed about it first and asked God for His counsel or I may not have run it past anyone. But I learned from experience that if something does not feel right to do, then don’t do it. So this time when I carefully crafted my plan; I waited a few days before implementation or asking anyone’s opinion about it. During the time of wait, God showed me some things I never even though about. Like Isaiah 55 8-9 says His thoughts are not our thoughts—they are so much higher. I thought I was so prepared and I wasn’t prepared at all. Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord and He shall strengthen our heart. Now that God has shown me what I need to have before implementation, my plan will be stronger than ever.