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Waiting on God – February 7 Inspiration

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Waiting 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 Sunday’s delayed thoughts (ran late today and made you *wait* – between working on my dissertation and watching the Super Bowl!)

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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.

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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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Monster truck t-shirt quilt I made for a customer.
  Monster truck t-shirt quilt I made for a customer.

5 Comments

  1. Mike Gardner

    I think it all depends on the situation, waiting can be good when it helps to build the anticipation, instant gratification often results in disappointment
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    08 . Feb . 2016
  2. Jen

    Its definitely possible that if something isn’t happening when all the signs point to the green light, that there is a bigger purpose for you. Nice reflection.

    09 . Feb . 2016
  3. Cathi Crismon

    Patience is a virtue I don’t have. *wink*
    I always think of Proverb 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
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    09 . Feb . 2016
  4. Angela at Daysinbed

    What a lovely sentiment. I need to rely on him for everything as im just so overwhelmed right now and barely coping with everything. Thanks for sharing.
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    09 . Feb . 2016
  5. Colette S

    Waiting is hard, but I’ve been trying my whole life to simply wait, even when it’s hard.

    There is no rushing God or understanding his ways. We just have to trust him.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    10 . Feb . 2016

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