He goes before you. The anticipation that looms over us, can cause us to jump ahead and fear. Naturally, we desire to know the answers and solutions beforehand. Have you ever taken a test and turned the pages to the end to see how many questions are left? Have you ever skipped through to the end of a movie because you couldn’t wait to see what happened? We instinctively go before the reality of the actual moment. We want the answers to satisfy our questions and concerns, so we act in our own strength instead of just patiently waiting for that moment to happen. Does your walk with God contain themes of rushing and interceding? In this season, know that Jesus is going before you. He is already at the end with your solution. He has already worked out your worries. He has solved your concerns. He has fulfillment for your joy and fruitfulness. How amazing is it that God goes before you in everything? We do not have to prematurely act because we are not seeing the answers. We do not have to set up an ending strategy beforehand, because the Holy Spirit is already going before you. There is a plan long before you had that problem. There is a purpose way before you start that assignment. There is a vision before you even see it. There is a power that so effortlessly and effectively covers you beforehand.
He goes behind you. Have you ever gone behind someone to make sure their work is completed? Maybe you have gone behind someone to make sure they did not go the wrong way in navigating new territory. We have all gone behind someone to ensure that the job was done. Jesus is just like that. He goes before you and follows behind you. He will make sure to finish what has been started in you. He is the protector that keeps you in His grace. He is the overseer and renewer of your past. He is the guard over former and new things. Choose to not fear. From behind, the Holy Spirit is in position to catch you when you fall. When you break, He graciously picks your head up and continues to advocate for you. The anointing abides before and after you. There is closure behind you. There is completion behind you. There is establishment behind you. There is resolution behind you. God’s protection stands in full force behind you. You are on the forefront of Jesus’ mind as He continually seeks you. Whether you need Him as a leader in front of you, or as a defender behind you—He will surround your comings and goings. He is the God that goes before you and behind you in all things. He knows what comes behind you and what lies ahead of you. He is already in that moment with you.
“You hem me in behind and before, and You lay Your hand upon me.”-Psalm 139:5
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” -Deuteronomy 31:8-9
“The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” -Psalm 121:8