When to wait and when not to wait



When they had gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up,” he said, “take the child and his mother and escape to Egypt. Stay there until I tell you, for Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.”


So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.”

(Matthew 2:13-15)



"In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to teach until the day he was taken up to heaven, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles he had chosen. After his suffering, he presented himself to them and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of God. On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”


(Acts 1:1-5)


As you will notice from the first text, Joseph is being told to go to Egypt and wait until told to do otherwise. In the second text, the disciples are being told to wait in Jerusalem until the Holy Spirit comes.


Here is the thing:

‘Many people like to say things like: ‘I am waiting on God before making a move….

But in truth, if God wants you to wait, He will clearly and literally tell you to wait and He will let you know the reason as to why you should wait. If God did not clearly tell you to wait, then you should move ahead.

I have an entire video discussing on the subject of ‘waiting’ in this link: ‘when to wait and when not to wait’


Sometimes we wait on God while He has never told us to wait.



Make a decision.