“Now when much time had been spent, and sailing was now dangerous because the Fast was already over, Paul advised them, saying, ‘Men, I perceive that this voyage will end with disaster and much loss, not only of the cargo and ship, but also our lives’.” Acts 27:9-10, NKJV.
Even if it’s midstream, get back into the will of God. No matter how strong the current of being out of God’s will is, you can change midstream. The moment you perceive you are out of His will, you should turn around. It’s better to have a small loss than a big one.
You may be at the altar, but follow what you perceive by the Holy Spirit and do what God says. You may be at the cash register, or about the sign the dotted line, but you perceive this isn’t what you need to do–apologize and do what God says. Yes, you may be attempting to make your wife happy by buying it, but apologize midstream and tell her you perceive it’s God’s will, but it’s not the right time. She’ll respect you more for your obedience.
When you can recognize your error and turn back toward the will of God, you’ll grow and profit in that instance of a mistake more than you can imagine.
Prayer: Father, I praise You and thank You for speaking into my life. Help me to be a man that always perceives Your will in every decision for me. Teach me to follow Your peace. Allow Your peace to the umpire of my life. Even midstream, give me the strength and courage to turn around and get back in Your will. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Study: Acts 27:9-22, John 16:13, Colossians 3:15