There’s a fine line between “this isn’t the right moment”, and simply ‘never dealing with problems’.  Godly wisdom requires a prayerful response to difficult situations…but action is still required when the time is right.

1 Kings 1:29-30
“And the king swore, saying, “As the Lord lives, who has redeemed my soul out of every adversity, as I swore to you by the Lord, the God of Israel, saying “Solomon your son shall reign after me, and he shall sit on my throne in my place,” even so will I do this day.”
David was a great king, but he seemed to have a problem with decisiveness and follow-through. This became evident in his later years, as he consistently avoided the tough conversations and necessary decisions in parenting Solomon and Adonijah. This continued on with the messy situations that he dropped in the lap of Solomon–known troublemakers in the kingdom, that he had never dealt with. His lack of action became a burden that others were forced to deal with.
There’s a fine line between “this isn’t the right moment”, and simply ‘never dealing with problems’. David was right to proceed with caution, but at some point it was his responsibility to make a decision with the guidance of God.
Like David, there are situations I’ll face which must be handled with great care and patience. There are times that the right call will be ‘not yet’…but at some point, a decision must be reached.
This week, I must pray for wisdom to know when to wait, guidance to know what direction to go, and courage to take action when the time is right.
God, thank you for the guidance of your Holy Spirit! Help me to walk in wisdom–to wait when you say ‘wait’, and to take action when you say ‘go’!

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