Imagine a father telling his son to do something only to meet with this response, “Thanks. I will think about it.”
When God the Father tells me to do something I should move fast and quickly.
Jesus said to those businessmen in the fishing industry, “Come, follow me.” Immediately, they left their nets and followed Jesus Christ. That led to a most exciting and adventurous life. Delayed obedience is really disobedience.
“There is a right time and a right way to do everything.”
Timing is important in every area of life – business, sport, music, friendship. It is a skill to be learned. This rhythm of work and rest has been called ‘walking in the Spirit”.
I need to move urgently when I know I have to ask or offer forgiveness. Holding on to guilt, grudges, or grievances, can affect one’s health and wellbeing.
Being faced with temptation is a scenario for exiting immediately. Joseph knew how to flee temptation when serving in Potiphar’s household.
If you do not want to be stung by bees, get away from the hive!
Having taken vows, and made promises to God, involves us in acting faithfully and expeditiously.
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.”
Small businesses find themselves short of cash when ‘big boys’ are slow or late in paying suppliers.
Serious economic predicaments could be quite easily resolved by following biblical principles.
We have been hearing, again this year, of various businesses getting into serious financial hardship because suppliers were not honouring their invoices in a reasonable period of time.