The Gospel of John – Getting Ahead of God

Read John 6:16-21

[B]ut [Jesus] called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. I am here!” Then they were eager to let him in the boat, and immediately they arrived at their destination! – John 6:20-21 (NLT)

The disciples waited for Jesus for a while, but then they got impatient and left without him. That’s when they got into trouble. And when we get ahead of God, that’s when we get in trouble too. Notice God’s timing—when Jesus got into the boat, they were immediately at their destination; the disciples saved no time by starting early. So where are you today? Are you rarin’ to go, even if you haven’t been sent yet? Are you dragging your feet like Jonah, after you have been sent? Or are you expectantly waiting for God’s direction, so you can set out in God’s time, which will guarantee success?

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