Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like we’re moving fast enough, that we’re growing, making progress or that anything is really changing. God, give me patience…and give it to me right now!!!
The start is exciting – The end is rewarding… but the wait in the middle can be excruciating!
In life, we don’t like to wait! We don’t like to pause for a yellow light, so we usually speed up. We don’t want to actually stop at a stop sign if no cars are coming, so we just roll right through. We don’t enjoy standing in checkout lines at the store. (Sometimes, if the lines are too long, I just put stuff back.)
None of us likes to wait. We just can’t stand it when control of a situation is totally out of our hands. So why does God make us wait?
It’s funny, but most of us would rather wait for coffee at Starbucks that wait on God!
Don’t worry about the wait. It may look like nothing’s happening. But behind the scenes, God is hard at work on our behalf.
Defeating our enemies.
Developing our skills.
Preparing our hearts.
Waiting is the period when our faith is most active. It’s the place between our dream and our dream-come-true. Waiting is the “time sandwich” between our prayers and our blessing. It’s where we figure out how strong our trust in God really is.
It’s not just about doing the right thing – it’s doing it at the right time, God’s perfect time. You may be ready for what you had in mind, but you’re not quite ready for what God has in His mind!
Waiting on God, means directing our attention to Him in happy anticipation of what He’s about to do. God created us to wait – to see if our hope is really in Him, or if we’re operating in our own strength.
Don’t grow weary in well doing or waiting. Timing is everything! You might, actually, be doing the most important work of your life!