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  • Betty A. Burnett

Slow Down, You're Moving Too Fast!

Updated: Apr 15

The Rush-

“What’s the use in hurrying” these were words some of the older folk would say back in the day. They were more laid back, calm, and at ease. In the natural world, being in a rush can cause accidents and crashes, which can be painful and deadly. It’s the same in the spirit realm.

God has a perfect timing for everything; to rush ahead of Him causes people to have setbacks. But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law (Galatians 4:4).

Not being a living sacrifice is like offering God what you want Him to have rather than using the Biblical guidelines – 

What about God giving His Son as a Living and willing Sacrifice for us, who died for our sins. We owe it to God to be a living and willing sacrifice to Him (Romans 12:1) and we should be dead to the flesh.

Therefore, put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry (Colossians 3:5). It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing (John 5:63a). 

There are various reasons some people feel like they need to be launched into ministry quickly. It could be due to them thinking that they don’t have time to waste, yet, God has the perfect timing for everything. Jesus Christ could not come on the earth until a specific time (Galatians 4:4).

I wrote in the other messages about the training that is absolutely necessary prior to going out; Paul said to wait on your ministry (Romans 12:7).

Another reason could be because of pride. Many new ministries are surfacing and some of these leaders have mega churches. I caution all who think because a ministry is large that they are God’s kind of success (Joshua 1:7-9).

Jesus taught and cautioned His disciples about the children of God and the difference in operating in the flesh and being Spirit led. Enter by the narrow gate [carnal Christians acting like the unsaved]; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it [these are the ones who sell out for the Gospel of Jesus Christ] (Matthew 7:13-14).

Unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it (Psalm 127:1). A lot of ministries have been and are falling apart because the leaders are not following the Biblical guidelines.


Years ago, a pastor asked me to assist him in his ministry; I declined. It sounded good, it could have made me look good, but I would have been out of the will of God. That ministry does not exist today.

 Bad works –

And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.

For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it— , after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, ‘This man began to build and was not able to finish’? (Luke 14:27-30).

The bottom line is this:  For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10). 

Betty A. Burnett ~

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