The Power of Buying Time

Waiting hurts, making a wrong decision hurts more

Aderonke Awonusi
Koinonia

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The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” They were using this question as a trap, to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. (John 8:3–6, NIV)

Many scholars have presumed what Jesus Christ was writing in the sand, when the woman caught in the act of adultery was brought to him.

Some say it was Forgiven, others thought it was the The Ten commandments.

If I were to take a guess, I would say maybe he was under some form of pressure and scribbled down, Father, please come to my rescue!

Whatever Jesus wrote, it was obvious he was discerning of the Pharisee’s evil plot and therefore needed to buy time to think before talking.

We too can find ourselves in very tight spots some days.

From the investment opportunity that looks too good to be true, but needs a sign off as soon as possible, to an impromptu request from someone we respect, but does not necessarily sit well with our schedule.

It could even be an email that seems indicting, and needs an urgent response, or even more difficult, a surprise wedding proposal that needs a “Yes” while everyone is cheering.

Responding or making decisions under pressure might cost us what we do not intend to expend.

The questions then could be, “What if we have just a minute to respond to an issue?”

Like Jesus Christ did, we too can still take ten seconds to check in with our Heavenly Father who knows the appropriate solution to all issues.

He will come to our rescue!

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Aderonke Awonusi
Koinonia

Godlover, Unashamed of the Gospel of Christ. HR Pro & Writer. I am passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ through Storytelling..