Green Light Phenomena

Acts 16:9, 10That night, Paul had a vision. In his dream he saw a man over in Macedonia, Greece, pleading with him, “Come over here and help us.  Well, that settled it. We would go to Macedonia, for we could only conclude that God was sending us to preach the Good News there (LB).

My commute was particularly unusual today. Yes, there was a huge volume of traffic, some drivers were less than polite and yes, there were the usual long lines at red lights. Today, though, when the light turned green, no one moved. Hesitation filled the air. One car would go through the intersection but several seconds passed before the next one moved, and so on. I scurried through when my turn finally came, but the squabbling pair in the van behind me missed the signal and again traffic was slowed.  All of us were delayed because some didn’t move when they should have.

When God calls us to obey, that is, to move on His instructions, do we hesitate? How is our refusal to be obedient affecting other folks on the same path? Are we wasting time watching the other guy and losing our own opportunity? Are we squabbling over details, while missing God’s plan for our lives? Or like Paul, are we ready to move?

Prayer: Lord, we dribble away the time and opportunity to further your kingdom. Point out our errors, Lord. Help us recognize and go through your green lights.  Amen.

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