Proverbs 1:31 (MSG)
Well, you've made your bed--now lie in it; you wanted your own way--now how do you like it?
Ouch! That hurt!
I have lived in the back~wash of this comment. It's so descriptive of what happens when I try to circumvent a situation. I have found that when I demand that something be done my way and in my time, without checking in with the Lord first, it usually ends with having to endure an uncomfortable consequence. Sometimes I only have to be in the bed for a "night". And other times it has been for many long "nights". My answer to the above question is: I don't like it! I don't like it when I try to take over my life and don't seek Him first. I wish I could say that it has never happened. I wish I could report that I have never moved ahead without seeking His counsel, but the transparent truth is that I have. My prayer request to the Lord today revolves around that recurring phrase that I often sense Him laying on my heart when I am in His presence. The phrase is simply....Wait for Me!!