I published this post just last month, but it seems like a good one to repeat, to ponder and to carry into the new year as we set goals and determine the strategies necessary to achieve those goals.
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…
“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”
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 on direction from God on still other important areas of life!
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?