Streams of Joy daily devotional : DELAYED ON PURPOSE


“…Samuel said to Saul, Bid the servant pass on before us, (and he passed on,) but stand thou still a while, that I may shew thee the word of God.”
(1 Samuel 9: 27)

That is the Focal Scripture of Streams of Joy Devotional today.

Samuel commanded Saul to stand still for a while, in order to show him God’s word. Saul was going to stay in the same position for a while, because God had something new to show him. He was about to be delayed in one position, because something new was about to be shown to him. He was delayed because there was about to be a showing.

Friend, when God allows you to remain at the same spot longer than you planned, it is for a purpose; just open your eyes, there might be something new that God wants you to see. When you are stuck at the same point you ought to have passed over, not for any fault of yours, be sure that God wants you to see what you haven’t seen.

God may have allowed your financial status to remain the same for a while so that He can show you new ideas that will increase you. God may have allowed you to be stuck with some problems so that you can pray more or even appreciate His mercies more. God may have allowed you to remain longer than you wish on the same level because of lessons you are yet to learn. If God allows delay, He has a purpose you need to discover.

When no purpose is being achieved through the delays you are facing, you just might be dealing with a case of stagnation. When you are delayed and God does not show you anything new, open your eyes to see.

Samuel wanted Saul to stand still for a while. What looked like delay in Saul’s life was only for a while. Any God-ordained delay in your life is for a while. Soon, you will step out of it and step into your next level.

Pray With Me: Lord, for every delay I face in destiny, show me a new thing; my delay is for a while, in Jesus’ name!

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Enjoy A Restful Saturday. Your Exceeding Expansion Has Just Begun.

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Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.