Dear God!

       Sometimes I get so confused! How am I supposed to know whether it's time to "wait on God", or to step out and do something?

Dear Confused,

       This is probably one of the most asked questions in a Christian's life.

       The fact is God wants to take us to new levels of grace, glory, and anointing. "Strength to strength...glory to glory..." that is the progression of those who are walking in the light as He is in the light.

       Everybody is moving. There is no state of neutrality in creation. Things are either getting brighter or they're getting darker.

       God moves. God progresses. God is light. Light moves at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. In other words, God is on the move! If you've been praying, "God, I wish you would hurry up and move!" May I suggest to you that the problem is not that God's not moving, but that we don't usually move?

       Yes, there is a time to wait on God. We are always to trust Him and rely on Him to lead us. The Bible says to "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5&6)

       Proverbs 20:24 tells us "A man's steps are of the Lord"; and Psalm 37:23 says, "The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord".

       The question is: how is God going to direct our paths and order our steps if we're not moving? It's hard to steer a parked car!

       I believe that too many Christians are "waiting on God" when they need to be moving in faith. God is perfectly able to get us back on the right path if we mistakenly veer off on the wrong one. He's God! He loves us! Faith acts. Faith moves...then God moves in answer to faith. Peter didn't walk on water until he first stepped out of the boat.

       God is moving at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. While we're waiting on God, can I tell you that God may be waiting on us! God has more invested in you getting to your destiny than you do!

       We need to step into the water that's already been troubled, and get into the flow and begin to let God begin to transport us at greater speeds of transportation! We need to be cooperative with what God is doing rather than frustrating His will and purpose by trying to understand and figure out everything He is doing before we decide to act.

       An opportunity of a lifetime must be seized during the lifetime of that opportunity. "Fear not!" He will be with you. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

Gail Ramsey, an ordained minister, portrayed the role of Susan Moore on the ABC soap opera General Hospital. She had other roles on the TV programs Mike Hammer, Generations and California Dreams. Today, Ramsey leads Semeion Ministries, where readers can write her at P.O. Box 77, Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43063.