Have you ever gone through a difficult time and wandered “what is going on?”. Does this sounds familiar?
Let’s have a look at scripture;
The Lord knew that Moses was the right person for the assignment, even though at the time Moses himself did not think so.
When the Lord called Moses, it was obvious that he did not want to do go. This is some of Moses responses when God spoke to him.
Let’s have a look at this scripture:
Exodus 2; 15
Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses. But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of Midian: and he sat down by a well.
Many of us are familiar with the account of Jacob and Esau in the bible. When Isaac was old (their father), Rebecca told Jacob to act like Esau which resulted in Jacob getting Esau's blessing. This account can be found in Genesis 27.
Many of us are aware of Abraham instructing his servant to go and find a wife for his son Isaac.
The servant had no mobile phone, no maps for direction.
All that Abraham's servant could do, was to position himself rightly and leave the rest to God.
What does it mean to be vigilant? Firstly lets have a look at the dictionary says.
The websters dictionary gives this definition:
Circumspect; attentive to discover and avoid danger, or to provide for safety.
God’s word has not changed, and His truth endures to all generations (Psalms 100; 5).
Now let’s have a look at scripture:
Romans 13; 3-5
For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.
5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
So what does it mean to be a busybody? My definition is getting involved in something that you are not invited to.
I know that sometimes there can be a fine line between trying to help people that you see require help, but it you are not invited, then you have to ask yourself “why do l want to get involved”?. The best option that anyone can do is to pray. If there is a problem that you know that you can help, but you are not invited, then simply pray.
So what does it mean to refrain something? It means to hold back, desist, withhold.
Have you ever seen a policeman trying to refrain an unlawful person? Well that is what refrain looks like. It is a deliberate action. You cannot be passive in refraining something.
Heavens agenda in any situation is several steps up higher than what we are thinking. Kevin Zadai.