To Make Haste or to Tarry
To Make Haste or to Tarry

To Make Haste or to Tarry

Psalms 119:60
⁶⁰I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

To make haste is to hurry, be eager with excitement or enjoyment while to delay is to tarry or linger. Hasty decisions are bad but when it comes to God’s voice, we have to be quick to do. What do you have to think about? What is there to question? He who made you knows what is best for you and is entitled to know how deeply committed and determined you are. If He says, “Do not” then do not. If He says, “Do”, please do! Let us trust in God’s wisdom, it may be hard or illogical but most assuredly He is God, the most reliable, dependable, and all sufficient!

Genesis 22:1-3
¹And it came to pass after these things that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. ²And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. ³And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

God instructed Abraham to sacrifice His one and only son, and without hesitation, or at least we are told that early in the morning, he proceeds to go. God is interested in today not tomorrow; it is either now or never.

Hebrews 3:15
¹⁵While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Abraham did not hesitate or tarry behind and rose early to do what God told Him to do. Perhaps we tarry a lot when God requires a small thing from us, a hesitation that hinders or delays His blessings. Once Amasa one of David’s army commanders delayed or failed to show up in time to do what he was instructed to do, his work was assigned to another (2 Samuel 20:4-10) lest the kingdom be overtaken by another. It is up to you to take that quick step and hasten to do what God has required of you! The kingdom of God is not for the slow but for the quick.

Exodus 4:24-26
²⁴And it came to pass on the way, at the encampment, that the Lord met him and sought to kill him. ²⁵Then Zipporah took a sharp stone and cut off the foreskin of her son and [c]cast it at [d] Moses’ feet, and said, “Surely you are a husband of blood to me!” ²⁶So He let him go. Then she said, “You are a [e]husband of blood!” because of the circumcision.

God had declared that an uncircumcised male (one who is not circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin) shall be cut off from his people because such person had broken His covenant.” (Genesis 17:14). When Moses tarried, to circumcise His son, He almost lost his life. In tarrying, we loose a lot more than we ever could and this is why David could not wait for Amasa to lead the army against the invading forces of Sheba lest the kingdom be overtaken.

Too often do we linger in indecision and hesitation especially when God instructs. In doing so, we not only put ourselves at risk but also jeopardize the well-being and progress of those around us. We must act swiftly and decisively to experience the healing, blessings, miracles, transformations, breakthroughs as many call it… that await us and those around us. Time is of the essence – delay no longer, for the path to greatness awaits those who make haste and tarry not.

‘Indecision is a decision’

Prophetic Utterance :

Psalms 119:60
“I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.”

Your instruction is my light and delight, in You I trust. Your wisdom is my guide. In Your words, I find my que and truth,

Guiding Text:

2 Samuel 20:4-6
⁴Then said the king to Amasa, Assemble the men of Judah to me within three days, and you be present here. ⁵So Amasa went to assemble the men of Judah, but he tarried longer than the set time, which had been appointed him. ⁶And David said to Abishai, Now will Sheba son of Bichri do us more harm than Absalom did. Take your lord’s servants, pursue him, lest he get for himself fenced cities, and snatch away our very eyes.

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