Humility in waiting

“But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do” (Acts 9:6). Can you remember a time when the presence and power of God knocked you off your feet (literally or figuratively)? A time when you didn’t know what was going on or how to respond? A time when all you could do is call out to God? A time when you were so confident in yourself and were so sure what your mission was only to be knocked off your “high horse?” Take a moment to pause and reflect on that experience or those experiences. Go back and re-live it in your mind. The suddenness. The confusion. The helplessness. The questioning. How difficult was it to allow people to help you get to a safe place? How difficult was it to sit and wait in your confused and direction-less state? When we replay events like this in our minds, we often just jump to the end when we get the answers and rediscover our direction and purpose. But not so fast. We need to take time to remember the humility that comes with being knocked off our feet. We need to recall the humility that comes from waiting on direction.

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