Judges 7:16 And he divided the 300 men into three companies and put trumpets into the hands of all of them and empty jars, with torches inside the jars.
Here's the plan.
Three companies of 100.
Torches inside jars
Now we know that Gideon has the high ground.
We know that he has the element of surprise.
We know that the enemy is scared of him.
But what does Gideon know? God's timing!
He gets it. It isn't about force; it's about timing. Gideon was looking for an army big enough that could rout the Midianites out. Instead, he discovers that God is ready to rout the Midianites out right now and it's time to go.
Now our timing and God's timings have always been an issue. We want everything now, and God says wait.
Now there are some things in life that God says, NOW too! Such as when someone asks Jesus into their life as their Lord and Savior.
There are times when God says, WAIT too! A vision could be birthing in your heart right now, but it isn't time. Ask Abraham about that one. How long did he wait for Issac?
Following God's timing takes faith and trust. Some might say nerves of steel. But if God has given you His promise, then He will keep it. But we need to pay attention to His timing more than His solution. If we bias our faith with what we think God ought to be doing, we will often miss His timing and thus miss the fulfillment of His promises.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, please encourage my faith to follow your timing, not my desires. AMEN