Set your face like flint to the task – the race – set before you, But be sensitive to the Holy Spirit – be flexible to His promptings.
God has set you a task, yes, but it is not at the cost of others. He says to you today,
‘There are places I need you to be. It is not a whim- listen to the promptings of My Spirit who wants to direct you to places and people in this hour.’
It was this kind of flexibility to the Spirit that led Jesus in an important conversation in a place that an self-respecting Jew would steer well clear of –
John 4:4 (-26)
Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well. It was about noon. When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, ‘Will you give me a drink?’ (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) …