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Learning to Wait on God

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We’re down to 12 days before Christmas! It seemed timely to re-publish this post about waiting… specifically waiting on God…

Learning to wait on God. Seems like a lifelong condition. We can’t rush God, because His timing is usually different than ours. We have to exercise patience, but resist the urge to say, “I want patience and I want it NOW!” Patience while waiting on God only comes through testing and struggles.

 

 

Here are today’s  thoughts…

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God has been showing me

we need to be aware of His provisions

now, and not in the future.

Wait on God,

because God’s help will strengthen you

to behave in a godly way all day long,

if you trust in Him.

Even while you wait on God to manifest His plan,

your heart can greatly rejoice in His presence.

Tell someone something good

God has done for you,

and then watch Him move

in the presence of your praise.”

–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”

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My reflections:

Waiting is certainly part of life. Waiting on God to answer a prayer can produce anxiety.  It certainly isn’t easy most of the time to wait …and wait …and wait. The length of time is relative, it seems, based on the intensity of whatever I’m waiting FOR. Yet it’s always worth it in the long run, especially if I manage to maintain a good attitude during the waiting time (not always easy!)

Right now I’m waiting on a freelance work opportunity… waiting on answers to many different prayers…waiting for Christmas… and at this very moment, waiting for granddaughter #3 to be born any time now!

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So what are YOUR  thoughts?

Do you find it easy to wait?

Do you agree that there’s always a purpose in waiting for something, instead of having instant gratification?

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2 Comments

  1. PhenoMenon

    Best things happen to those who wait patiently but sometimes one has to take the initiative and find God

    PhenoMenon
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    14 . Dec . 2016
  2. Tom

    Many times I find it difficult to wait. Although often after going through the waiting period, I can see why the waiting was a good thing. It prevented something worse from happening than waiting or it brought about something better. I try to keep in mind that waiting on God is waiting for Him to get everything set up to meet my need. Thanks for the reminder to wait.
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