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Ah, stubborn children,” declares the LORD,
“who carry out a plan, but not mine,
and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit,
that they may add sin to sin; 
who set out to go down to Egypt,
without asking for my direction,
to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh
and to seek shelter in the shadow of Egypt! (Isaiah 30:1-5)
When the way you planned to run your day, or the way you planned to live your life is cut off or slowed down, the unbelief in God’s direction tempts you in two ways depending partly on your personality, partly on circumstances:
It tempts you to give up, bail out. If there’s going to be frustration and opposition and difficulty, then I’ll just forget it. I won’t keep this job, or take this challenge, rear this child, or stay in this marriage, or live this life. That’s one way the quest for speedy response pushes us. Give up.
You quickly make rash counter moves against the obstacles in your way. You  become impetuous or hasty, impulsive or reckless. If you don’t turn your car around and go home, you rush into some ill-advised detour to try to beat the system.
When we start to doubt the wisdom of God’s timing or the goodness of his guidance and directions. It springs up in our hearts, especially when the road to success gets muddy or strewn with boulders or blocked by some fallen tree.
Before we look at Isaiah 30, I want you to see this relationship between the promises of God and his ability to direct the path of every believer in Proverbs 3:5. How did David survive the turbulent storms in his life?
“He trusted the Lord with all his heart, he waited 15 years after being anointed by Samuel to be king, he refused to lean on his own understanding or strength, he acknowledged the Lord in all his ways and the good Lord in return directed his path”.

“Waiting for the Lord” is an Old Testament way of describing the opposite of impatience. Waiting for the Lord is the opposite of running ahead of the Lord and it’s the opposite of bailing out on the Lord. It’s staying at your appointed place while he says stay, or it’s going at his appointed pace while he says go. It’s not impetuous and it’s not despairing.
If you are tempted not to wait peacefully for God, to let him give you your next move—if you are tempted to give up on him or go ahead without him—please realise that this is a moment for great spiritual warfare. Take the sword of the Spirit, the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17), and wield some wonderful promise against the enemy of impatience.
The steps of a righteous man are being ordered by the Lord….Psalm 37:23….It’s not your speed that gets you to your destination, it’s diligently following the Lord’s direction”.

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Ibe Consult (Blog), Flyhiee.com, The Social Talk, and Penprofile.com. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, which is writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing you with life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for helping clients set tangible goals. She is incredibly helpful and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others to achieve their goals as well. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and on various websites have learned from her writing style and it has helped them to get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped so many bloggers and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading all of her amazing posts. She loves dessert especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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