OBEDIENCE – God uses delays to test us

1 Samuel 13:
11 but Samuel said, What is this you have done?
  
   Saul replied, I saw my men scattering from me, and you didn’t arrive when you said you would, and the Philistines are at Micmash ready for battle. 12 So I said, “The Philistines are ready to march against us at Gilgal, and I haven’t even asked for the Lord’s help!” So I felt compelled to offer the burnt offering myself before you came.” (New Living Translation)
One of the most difficult times to trust God is when you feel your resources slipping away.When Saul felt that time was running out, his impatience caused him to act against God’s will. Thinking that the ritual of sacrifice alone was enough to help, he confused the sacrifice with the God of the sacrifice.When you are faced with a difficult decision, make sure that impatience does not drive you to do what is not in agreement with God’s Word.

When you know what God wants, don’t go against that plan regardless of the circumstances.

God often uses delays to test our obedience and patience.