Most of us hate waiting whether we’re waiting for a traffic light, to see the doctor, or for the movie to start. We want what we want and we want it now!
However, God has created us to live differently. In order to grow spiritual, we must learn to wait on Him. When we yield to His timing, God can do mighty things in us and for us. We must not have our own agenda but allow God to guide our lives. Only then can we receive His best.
What does “waiting” do for us?
1. It teaches us patience as we practice willing ourselves to “wait” on God.
2. It purifies our motives. Instead of acting out in lust, we learn to act out of love and obedience.
3. It protects us from unseen danger. God knows what’s down the road. We don’t. Giving us what we want now may not fit into the bigger picture of our lives. Sometimes, that can be a danger instead of a blessing.
4. It makes us great witnesses of God’s faithfulness.
You and I have 3 choices when it comes to waiting on God.
1. We can manipulate our circumstances to get what we want. However, this robs us of God’s best and could end in disaster.
2. Walk away from God when we allow our disappointment to turn from God.
3. We can wait and trust God has our best interested at heart. Waiting on God requires faith, patience, and humility.
It’s hard not to grow impatience while waiting on God. We tend to fall for the lie that he is unaware of our struggles. But rushing ahead of God is never a good idea. My prayer for you and me is that we would wait on God with joy and anticipating—trusting in His best for our lives. The bible says that He acts on the behalf of those who trust Him. It may not be our timing, but God’s provision will eventually come—if we wait.
Now for the winners of my book, An Untroubled Heart, are…
Heidi and Shawn Marie! Congratulations, gals!!