Still Straddling the Fence?
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Tuesday, November 22
How Long Will You Straddle That Fence? (Isn’t It Painful?)
Today’s Scripture Reading: 1 Kings 18:20–24
Key Verse: 1 Kings 18:21
Elijah came to all the people, and said, “How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” But the people answered him not a word.
This is not the time to delay in what God has spoken to you. He is the only authority and direction you can trust, so you should listen to only His voice. Above all, do not let other people or circumstances dictate what you should do.
The only reason Elijah had to risk his life to face down 450 prophets of Baal was because the people of God could not make up their minds. They went with whoever was “on top” at the time. Long before that day on Mount Carmel, the Israelites had received the promised land with a command to possess the land and remove anybody and anything that would defile the kingdom. They delayed and compromised until those who followed God were in the minority. Does this sound familiar?
Do what God told you to do. The economy, changes in political structure, and the ever-changing whims of men do not affect Him. God has some secrets that He has held back from the devil, secrets that He wants to reveal to those who are faithful and who diligently seek Him.
Make God your first priority. Make Him your sole source for battle commands and orders. Pray this prayer with me:
Holy Father, I remember what You told me to do, and I will delay no longer. If You said it, I will do it. Forgive me for my hesitation, and anoint me as I step out by faith to do Your will Your way today. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.