Numbers 22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.
If we insist enough we can get God to let us do what we want to do instead of what He wants us to do. Balaam is a sad story. He is a good man. He wants to serve God but here he is trying to get God to allow him to do what God has already said that He doesn’t want Balaam doing. I wonder how many times we use God’s will as an excuse. I wonder how many times we push God to allow us to do what we want to do even when in the deepest parts of our heart we know that it is not what He wants us to do. Let us be careful to move slowly and be sure that He goes before us. Let us be careful in our eagerness not to be doing what we want but what He wants us to do and in the way that He wants it done.