I am soooooo ready! Aren’t you? We’re READY for blessing, for promotion, for opportunity!
We FINALLY have our ducks in a row. So, WHY AREN’T things happening? Why hasn’t anybody noticed? Why hasn’t our chance come yet? Why have they passed us up???
We ‘FEEL’ ready for things to pop. We’ve clicked some things in and are ready for the next best thing. So why is our boss, God, friend, pastor, mentor waiting so long?
Think about this.
Shepherd boy, David, spent time on the back of a mountain, singing to sheep. He had to wait at home while his brothers fought in a battle that he could’ve won. Why? He was honing his craft!
Jesus had miracle-working power for thirty, long years before He was allowed to release it. Why? He was waiting for the authority from God to do what He’d always been able to do.
Elisha was a submitted apprentice for years. But, he went on to do TWICE the miracles of Elijah. Why? He was taking instruction and correction and developing faithfulness.
Moses spent forty years (four whole decades) stuttering on the backside of a desert. Why? He was overcoming his insecurity.
Esther spent her childhood as an orphan and then, was taken from her uncle to endure months of specific preparation. Why? She was learning and washing off who she was so that she could become who she was called to be, QUEEN!
While Moses talked to God, face-to-face, Joshua had to sit in the tent and just wait until Moses got back. He was missing all the good meetings. Why? He was developing faith and patience.
Joe Montana spent two years on the bench before he got the opportunity to be a quarterback. (Did I just go from Bible heroes to football?) Why? He was developing his gift into the skills he needed to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Steve Young was sitting on the same bench, watching Joe. (Yup. I sure did. Got your attention, didn’t it?) Why? Again, developing the talent, learning about how to skillfully use what he’d been given, and being patient in the timing of the release of his gift.
It’s all about the timing!
Most people go through a season of apprenticeship. It’s how the good become GREAT… and how the great last!
If you feel ready, but stuck, just give God a minute. He knows where you are. Even if, it’s inside a tent on the back side of a mountain. Even if you’re capable, and yet, sitting on the bench.
Vintage matters! Releasing your gift too soon can mean missing God’s timing!
Can you wait on Him? If you can, let’s hear an ‘I’ll wait on you God!’