Zechariah 1:3–Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
How many times in my life have I turned away from God, instead of turning to him? Too many, I am ashamed to say. God makes a request and I acknowledge Him, but then I don’t act on it. I say, “Give me time to think about it. And pray, and then I will give you my response, Lord.” When I do that–when I take too much time to process–sometimes I miss my opportunity altogether. Was I supposed to really sing that song at church? Really supposed to text and check on someone I haven’t spoken to in a while? Really supposed to witness to that stranger? I’ve missed the boat, so they say, and the ship has sailed with no way for me to get on board. How sad! Who knows what kind of blessing I would’ve received, and the people around me may have needed to receive, when I refuse to turn the direction God asks me to when He asks. If He can’t count on me to do the tasks He needs me to, what good am I to Him? I want to do better. I desire to be bolder, readier for the next time God says, “Move right now.” I want to turn to Him, so that He can learn to rely on me and turn to me when He needs a job done. What an honor it would be to be a “go-to person” for God!