Well, I don't know about you but sometimes I find "waiting" hard to do. When I wanted something that usually meant I really wanted it last week! How about you? Do you find yourself becoming impatient when waiting on something?
Waiting is our biggest battle. We wait at the red light for what seems to takes 30 minutes to turn green. We wait in line at the grocery store with a buggy loaded down along with 20 others only to see that two lines are open for business. We wait for something we've ordered to come in through the mail that has been on back order and well..the waiting can try our patience.
Then there's other "waiting" periods in our life too. The ones that seem to be of a more serious nature. We wait for healing and it doesn’t happen. We wait for financial provision and still struggle to make ends meet. We wait for a new position on our job to become available and yet two years later we find we are still waiting. We wait for our loved ones to get saved. We wait for an answer to life’s purpose and find ourselves still in the same spot. Around us, everyone else is finding their answers and walking through opened doors yet at times it seems that there we are...still waiting! We look to God knowing He holds the answers. We hope, we pray, and we wait.
Most often we’re waiting for an answer or a little push in a certain direction. A direction we’ve already predetermined. Can I get an AMEN on that one? It's kinda like praying and asking for God's Will but yet we truly hope and pray that He sees things our way. We make a list of our wants and needs (and mostly wants) and as we pray our prayers turn into more like a To-Do list than an intimate conversation. And before we ever bow our heads and utter “Dear Lord,” we already know exactly what we want and when we want it.
We are His creation.Yet, too often we wait as if it’s the other way around. When we focus on what He can do rather than who He is, we bind our own prayer life. The truth is...waiting has nothing to do with us.
As we wait on the Lord, our eyes and hearts are opened. And though our wait is not always easy, it’s within the waiting where we are drawn closer to our Lord.
Whatever your situation, God holds the answer. And His reality is always worth the wait.
What are you waiting for today? Trust that the God that has created you has something wonderful planned and His Way, His Timing and His Will is ALWAYS best.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy