Take Your Time

Occasionally God uses secular songs to minister to me especially in my dreams. One example happened two months ago. I was in the Twin Cities area engaged to a woman who was starting a new job in Nashville. The original plan was for me to stay in Minnesota until my fiancée found a place to live for the two of us. Then I would move down to Tennessee and get married there.

Two days before leaving Minnesota, my fiancée asked me to ride with her because she didn’t want to make the trip alone. A friend of hers who had contacts in the Nashville area was to come along but cancelled out. At first I was against riding with my fiancée because she insisted on making an all-night drive in order to attend a prophetic meeting in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She didn’t like my suggestion of waiting an extra day. 

Just after 1 AM the next morning, I woke up from a dream in which I was listening to the 1980 S. O. S. Band hit “Take Your Time (Do It Right).” I knew that was the Lord speaking to me and emailed my fiancée about this. She then agreed to postpone the trip. That gave us more time to take care of unfinished business.

Before we began the journey to go south, I started praying and heard these words in my spirit, “Don’t go on this trip!” I opted to leave for Tennessee anyway since I wanted to get out of Minnesota before colder weather set in. The next two weeks were difficult as my fiancée and I couldn’t find appropriate housing in Tennessee. Our plans to marry were also hindered due to my fiancée losing her IDs. Eventually I went to Florida.

Are you thinking about doing something but not sure it’s God’s will? Sometimes it’s best to wait especially if it concerns tying the knot with someone. You are better off single and wanting to be married than being in a bad marriage and wanting to be single (see Proverbs 21:9 and 25:24). God would rather have you lag behind His plan for your life than to prematurely jump ahead with major decisions that could have disastrous results.

“But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength…”
- Isaiah 40:31

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