“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
How many times do we all say that we wish we had more time to sit down and get some strategic thinking time? It used to be that an airplane was the only time I felt I could really sit and think but now with extended life batteries, power jacks and Go-Go s it feels like that time has been taken from us too. Yet, we know that we need the time to think ahead and that those who do take this time are the ones who seem to have it all under control. Those who scramble and are always thinking on the fly, miss important points and inevitably will have an important ball dropped, and that is never good. So, we can all be better by finding the time to think ahead; to think strategically. It is not only hard because we can’t find the time, but it is also many times because we have a hard time starting. It takes some courage to start and get the ball rolling, especially when our backs are not up against the wall. Thinking ahead, planning strategically, and being ready is a skill we should all strive to perfect.
This is a place where God wants to have us bring Him to work. In Deuteronomy, God shows us how He not only stands behind and next to us, but He will also go ahead of us if we allow Him to do so; “So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” What a great promise God provides the Israelites and each of us. Today, let us let God go before us and then we can begin to start thinking strategically ahead with Him there with us.
Reference: Deuteronomy 31:6 (New Living Testament)