Who likes commands?
“While staying with them, he ordered them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait there for the promise of the Father. “This,” he said, “is what you have heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” Acts 1:4-5, NRSV
And, what are we waiting for?
“So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord,is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Verses 6-8 of Acts 1
Have you ever focused so much on times and epochs that you forgot what you’re waiting for? Maybe missed the Spirit of empowerment while looking in the wrong direction? I’m thinking, now what?