Recently, I found the discovery of some spiritual principles that I mistook. Not only did I follow through in an incorrect way to proceed....but my Mentor saw and heard the action I took and did not stop me with a correction. This puts up a lot of red flags now because a man of God of some serious years should know when a young convert is behaving in an immature way and correct them.
God has richly blessed me in showing me the mistake I had assumed and made. He also showed me the correct way. All this after He gave me directions of back tracking. This was a hard lesson and I do not think I will make that mistake again.
Here is the gold nugget.....when you have been praying; and especially praying for something for a long time....just because God gives you what you have been praying for....that is NOT the sign that you are to run with it immediately. You are to acknowledge it, thank God for the answer to prayer, and then refuse to do anything with it until you go into prayer and WAIT on God's expressed direction.
Do NOT move until you have heard from God regardless how anything looks....waiting might even mean missing the opportunity. WAIT. Ask yourself....does God want sacrifices or trust from us. Trust in Him and know that no matter how it looks....good or bad....He reigns and rules.....do nothing until He tells you.
A mature man or woman of God should know when hearing the answer to prayer, the person jumps, that there is a missing element....going back to God now and waiting for directions. To do otherwise is to send the immature person into grief and major problems that come with no blessings.
To God be ALL the glory.
Dr. John SungDr. John Sung Shang-Chieh - God's Revival Messenger to China