Seek God Early

CHUCK SWINDOLL DAILY DEVOTIONAL 24TH JUNE 2022 – BACKING OFF, PART TWO

INSIGHT FOR TODAY WITH CHUCK SWINDOLL.

Chuck Swindoll’s ‘Insight for Today’ Daily Devotional is here. “Insight for Today” is a daily devotional written by Chuck Swindoll

Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional Insight For living
Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional

The Topic of Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional 24th June 2022 is ” Backing Off, Part Two”.

Scriptures: John 7:1–14

After this, Jesus traveled around Galilee. He wanted to stay out of Judea, where the Jewish leaders were plotting his death. 2 But soon it was time for the Jewish Festival of Shelters, 3 and Jesus’ brothers said to him, “Leave here and go to Judea, where …

TODAY’S INSIGHT – 24TH JUNE 2022.

As we’ve been discussing, there are certain times when it’s necessary to keep quiet, to relax, to back off. Intensity often leads to futility. Like the little boy who plants the seed and then nervously digs it up every day to see if it is growing. Waiting is as necessary as planting and fertilizing.

When the fish aren’t biting, banging on the water with an oar won’t help. You can’t get sap out of a hoe handle. Nor can a relationship be corrected by legislation and force. Remember, God says there is a “time to shun embracing” (Ecclesiastes 3:5) just as there are times to embrace. “To give up as lost” (3:6) may, on some occasions, be the wisest response, though extremely painful. Sometimes that means simply being silent and allowing God to work.

In other words, back off so God can move in. This is never more essential than among family members in a home. Allowing some slack in the rope is, at the right time, a mark of real wisdom. What a difficult pill for up-tight parents to swallow! Kept edgy by impatience, rigidity, and unbending determination, they foolishly rush in where angels loathe to tread. The result? Exasperated kids. Rooms choked with threats and irritating pressure.

Young guys can do this with girls they date. She wants room to breathe, some space to think things out for herself, but he continues to smother. We can do this with people we have offended. They need time to reason, freedom to forgive without being hurried. To push for a quick closure is like a hard-sell salesman pressing you to buy when you are trying to decide what’s best. The faster he talks and the harder he pushes, the less interested you become in buying—even something you need. The wise salesman knows when to allow you the privilege of deciding for yourself—when to back off and leave you alone.

Nobody is able to eat while they’re weeping. Serving more food isn’t the answer. The appetite will return when the agony subsides . . . and not until. That takes time.



Stop and think. Think first about your family. Then your other friends. Are you being wise or foolish? Are you using force or providing freedom? Are you being pushy or patient? Are you intimidating by your intensity . . . or backing off and relaxing? Are you allowing the ground fog to roll back, or are you launching blindly into dangerous flight?

Want to go deeper? Read John 7:1–14 and notice how Jesus “backed off” on occasion. Study closely His words throughout John 7 to find the keys for knowing when to back off and when not to.

 

 

About Chuck Swindoll Daily Devotional “Today’s Insight”.

Today’s Insight is written by Charles R. Swindoll. Charles R. Swindoll has devoted his life to the accurate, practical teaching and application of God’s Word and His grace. Since 1988 he has served as the founder and senior pastor-teacher of Stonebriar Community Church in Texas, but his listening audience extends far beyond a local church body. The radio broadcast of this devotional program has aired for more than 35 years. Read more.

Thank you for reading. This Devotional was shared via www.thedevotionals.com.ng

Do you want to be saved from the cruelty of this world? please click here



Usage Right: The content on this site is posted with good intentions. If you own this content & believe your copyright was violated or infringed, please CLICK HERE to contact us to file a complaint. Please provide proofs of ownership and reasons for actions to be taken in your message
Featured Daily Devotional Open HeavensRhapsody of Realities Daily Manna MFM Devotional • Joyce Meyer Devotional Our Daily Bread Devotional Joel Osteen Daily Devotion Winners' Chapel Covenant Hour Of Prayer with Bishop Oyedepo
Do you want to be saved from the cruelty of this world? please click here




Usage Right: The content on this site is posted with good intentions. If you own this content & believe your copyright was violated or infringed, please CLICK HERE to contact us to file a complaint. Please provide proofs of ownership and reasons for actions to be taken in your message
Featured Daily Devotional Open HeavensRhapsody of Realities Daily Manna MFM Devotional • Joyce Meyer Devotional Our Daily Bread Devotional Joel Osteen Daily Devotion Winners' Chapel Covenant Hour Of Prayer with Bishop Oyedepo

Share this via :

Facebook
Twitter
WhatsApp
Telegram

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.





Recent Posts