Watch the Andy Griffith episode, Sermon for Today.
(Just a fun video to lead into the devotional I’ve entitled, “What’s Your Hurry?”
Talking Points: (written from my point of view as I share it in my devo time with my children tonight)
- When you get the urgency to do something on the spur, its a good idea to “red flag” that notion.
- What I’ve found in my life is that God usually tells me to do something and then I begin to pray about and ask Him for confirmation. And He provides it, usually from several sources (a sermon, a Scripture, something I read…)
- What I’ve found is that when I act impulsively, I usually put my foot in my mouth and/or “set back” something the Lord was working on or trying to do in that person’s life or it hurts my relationship with that person.
- Be aware the enemy loves to trick us into acting impulsively. He will make that thing seem so urgent. He will make it seem like the best thing and the right thing to do in the moment. He will make you believe it’s up to you to act – now!
- But, I’ve found that God usually doesn’t tell me to do something on the spur of the moment.
- Of course, there are times when He does need us to act quickly, but I could probably count those times on one hand. (based on my personal experience) For example, once we were at a restaurant and I felt led to share the gospel with a man that sat down nearby. I did not do so, and regret it to this day.
- But, more often than not, impulsively rushing forward to do something (even if it seems like such a good thing) is not always the best choice. And often, that strong impulse is from the enemy.
- Pray every morning and ask God for discernment for your day.