We read in Acts 9 that Peter was currently ministering in Lydda which was near Joppa. A dear woman in Joppa had die and the disciples there, having heard that Peter was in Lydda, sent two men to him, imploring him, “Please come to us without delay.” The scripture tells us that Peter rose and went with them (Acts 9:38-39a).
Now Joppa was several miles away which it would take Peter a few hours to get there since his mode of transportation was probably walking. But Peter, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit left Lydda, where he was having success, and went with these two men back to Joppa.
Peter did not have any plans to go to Joppa as far as the scripture tells us, especially since Acts 9:35 tells us “And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.” Why would anyone want to leave a successful ministry to go somewhere that you do not know what you will be walking into?
The Holy Spirit will sometimes direct us to give up something successful in order to follow God’s will to minister to others. We need to be ready to follow God’s leading. He will occasionally disrupt our plans for His plans to accomplish His sovereign will. So be ready.
Sometimes when we become comfortable that is when God will direct us to change plans. When we become comfortable we seem to become less dependent on God; therefore, expect the change.
As a solder of the cross we need to be ready to move at a moment’s notice. Do not delay when God directs you to move.