Scripture: Acts 1:26
And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Have you ever noticed the difference between the apostolic selection of Matthias and Paul? Here we see the disciples using the divine method of casting lots. Paul, on the other hand, was selected by Christ himself on the road to Damascus. Sometimes I’ve wondered if the disciples were in a hurry to replace Judas or didn’t know what else to do so they turned to self-selection and dependency on themselves.
It reminds me how easy it is for me to take the reigns when uncertainty is in my life. I don’t like waiting or wondering so an easy cure is to act but often that action is outside God’s intended plan.
Waiting on Gods timing isn’t always easy. What should I do in the meantime? A friend of mine once told me, “Keep doing the last thing He told you to do.” Not bad advice.
God, you know the struggles I have in waiting. Help me to be patient and to be faithful with what you’ve given me. Your plan is always the best plan if only I can wait for it.
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