Have you ever found out something really good was going to happen to you, or you knew an incredible blessing was headed your way?
You know it’s coming. You see it’s coming.
It just hasn’t happened, yet.
Waiting is hard. Really hard. Especially when you can anxiously anticipate the good things coming your way. You just want it now, why wait?
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiastes 3:1
The Lord intricately places us, and allows us to stay, in particular seasons for a purpose. If we’re not in a season of abundant blessing, it may be a season of tumultous trial. If we don’t find ourselves in either of those, we’re probably in a season of rest or waiting.
In our season of tumultous trial, we desperately seek the day we can finally rest. Yet, when we finally rest, we’re usually pretty quick to long to move on to what’s next.
We don’t want to rest or wait because that means we’re being called to forsake.
Forsake our will. Forsake our plans.
Forsake our timing.
You have two choices to make. Either you wait on God, or make God wait on you. Here’s the thing about making God wait on you – in the end, you still have to wait on God. Now, just twice as long.
You can only go so long fighting to do things in your will power, and in your way, until you finally recognize God’s way is the only promised way.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
I love Galatains 6:9, and here’s why:
It’s a promise.
You don’t find any maybe’s. You find a WILL, and a DUE TIME.
This means, no matter what, whatever you sow in the name of The Lord will reap reward and blessing. Knowing that it will happen, still means you have to trust God’s time of when.
No amount of trial, length of time we wait, or mighty storm can ever compensate or take away from all that God divinely has in store.
I felt The Lord speak into my heart, “Watch me work while you wait“, which is why I felt lead to use it as I wrote this blog.
The beauty in the waiting is we are able to sit back, trust, and watch God unfold all that we’ve been awaiting before our very eyes.
In this season, The Lord has graciously given me the work “steadfast”.
Steadfast means IMMOVABLE.
I don’t know about you, but I want a faith that’s fierce and will never bow down to move.
I want a faith that stands firm so that GOD CAN AND WILL MOVE!
“These trials will show that your faith is genuine.” 1 Peter 1:7
While this scripture specifically says trial, I feel this also applies in the waiting. From personal experience, in trial, I was more prone to doing WHATEVER God called me to because I was clinging to Him by a thread of desperation.
In the waiting however, we may be more prone to sway our own way because we’re tired of God not “making a move” yet. The genuineness of our faith in the waiting magnifies our actual trust in The Lord. Even though we may not be desperately hanging on God, we confidently and boldly have the opportunity to fiercely trust our God.
We can either worry while we wait or worship while we wait.
When we choose to woship in the waiting, we boldly declare we believe God will fulfill His promises made unto us. It is an act of faith, and proclaims if God is all we have at the moment, than it is exceedingly more than enough.
So, Lord, thank you for working amidst my waiting.
Let us wait. Let us watch.
Let Him faithfully work and move right in front of you.