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What we call “waiting on God” should sometimes be more honestly called “delaying obedience.” When God speaks, we should be ready to act—and ready to fully act.

But His call is not always convenient, is it? There may be something we want to take care of first, or we may hope that God will choose someone else for this assignment and give us a different one that’s more suitable to our circumstances.

But this isn’t waiting. This is disobeying.

It is sometimes right to wait. At one point Jesus clearly instructed the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they had received the Holy Spirit. Then, and not before, were they to engage their mission (Luke 24:49).

But even then they waited actively, with their sandals on.

Disciples don’t delay to weigh options; they wait to receive instructions. They’ve already said yes.

Has God prompted you to do something that you’ve not yet done? Are you waiting, or are you delaying?

Say YES to God by obeying Him now. Not later. Now.

“Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord” (Romans 12:11 ESV).