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For the longest time I believed that I was a fairly patient person. But, I think I was deluding myself. And the reason I say this is because when I think about “waiting” in scriptural terms I’ve been anything but patient.
I’ve thrown so many temper tantrums in the hope that God moves just a tad faster.
But. Nothing. Doing.
I mean really, where did I get off thinking that a few shouts and loud sobs would get the Master to move according to my time-table. I guess – in one way or another – we are all so accustomed to everything happening instantly that very few of us have learnt the art of waiting on the Lord.
Just do a random check amongst your family and friends to rate whether or not waiting on the Lord is easy or difficult. I’m almost certain that you’d come back with the majority saying that it’s probably one of the most difficult aspects of walking the Christian path.
One of my favourite verses is Isaiah 40:31… I mean I can rattle that off faster than the speed of light. It was not until the other day that I stopped.
Shed a few tears.
Paused… then looked at those words with a greater insight.
I don’t have to tell you about the benefits of waiting on the Lord. You know that all too well.
What I would like to leave you with is this:
God’s timing in our lives is perfect. Yes, you’ve heard that a hundred times before. But it’s true; even when we want to give Him a little nudge to work faster.
What I know for sure (many years later) is that He is ultimately in complete control and will work as and when He has planned.
More importantly though waiting on God is one of the best ways to increase your faith.
So, wonderful person who chose to stop by and take a squizz at this post, I’d like to encourage you.
If you are waiting for a job, husband/wife, a baby or simply waiting in a traffic jam… there’s a reason and perfect time for everything.
You may not understand it and you may not like the discomfort waiting brings with it, but, what you will like and appreciate is God’s perfect plan for your life.
Thank you for taking the time to read.
Stay fabulous and favoured xxx