Yesterday I found myself uncomfortable at church during praise and worship. I was very distracted by someone near me, so I got up and moved to another place near the back of the room. Truth be told, I thought of walking out, but I stayed because I knew that’s where I was supposed to be. I put it in God’s hands to let me know if this church is where He wants me, or does He have another place for me to go? I’m truly resting in faith that He will let me know. And, more importantly, until I hear from Him to the contrary, I know that attending church weekly is what He wants from me. “For God alone my soul waits in silence and quietly submits to Him, For my hope is from Him.” (Ps 62:5 AMP)
Here’s the thing, the devil was perfectly happy with me talking about going to church and not going. How do I know that it was the enemy that made me uncomfortable wanting me to leave? Because that’s what he does – he distracts and deceives. Want to know one of the Scriptures in the sermon that was there to speak directly to me in that moment? “And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.” (Heb 10:24-25)
I went home after service yesterday and asked the Lord to let me know if He wanted me in that church. I woke up this morning, knowing He gave me His answer yesterday in the service. Waiting on the Lord isn’t always a long wait. Sometimes, we just need to be open to hear what He’s already told us. Thank you, Lord!