Today, Balaam’s donkey is speaking to me.
I prayed about it. I heard a clear answer.
The Lord has told me “No”. He has instructed me to wait.
“But God said to Balaam, ‘Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.’”(Num. 22:12)
Yet, my feeble brain keeps planning strategies to get around the stubborn donkey parked in my way. I keep going back to God to see if He has changed His mind.
“…Now stay here tonight as the others did, and I will find out what else the lord will tell me.” (Num. 22:19)
Do I think I know what is better for me than God?
“That night God came to Balaam and said, ‘Since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.’”(Num.22:20)
Does God ever really change His answer?
“But God was angry when he went, and the angel of the Lord stood in the road to oppose him…” (Num. 22:22)
Will I beat the donkey? Will I fail to see the protection offered in these simple frustrations?
I am listening, Lord.
I will wait.
For you, O Sovereign One, can see what I cannot.
And I will trust in You.