In Joshua chapter 7 we read of the Achan’s sin. Achan’s sin of disobedience derailed the progress of the nation of Israel into the Promised land.
But there is something else that is instructive we can take from this account.
Achan didn’t heed the Word of God, he reacted to what He saw in front of him.
How many times do we find ourselves where what we know God has spoken is not what we see around us in our circumstances? In those times we are confronted with a choice – take what we see in front of us or hold on for what we believe the God’s promise to be.
This could be in any situation. The employment you seek. The ministry breakthrough that is coming. The shift in a family relationship. The spouse you desire. The deal you are contending for. In each situation, we can settle for what the circumstance offers us or we can believe God for His word and promise to manifest!
One is immediate, but the other is eternal. Choose eternal!