In today’s society, we expect everything to be instantaneous. Pizza delivery in 30 minutes or less, microwaved meals within minutes, instant e-book deliveries, immediate information from the Internet. It seems like the faster our world goes, the more impatience we experience.
We often find ourselves getting impatient when we are stuck in traffic, waiting at the doctor’s office and even standing in line at a store. We often feel that waiting is time wasted.
But not all waiting is wasted time. Multiple times throughout the Bible, we are instructed to “wait on the Lord.” Even though at times, we don’t want to wait. When God calls us to wait, He does so intentionally.
If He is telling you “no” today, it may be because he has a better “yes” waiting for you. Don’t give up just because you don’t see anything happening today. Trust God for what He has for you. He made some of the greatest men of faith wait.
- God could have made David become king the day after he was anointed. Instead, He waited 15 years to rise to the throne, many of those years spent fearing for his life, hiding out and running away from his own father-in-law.
- God could have gotten Joseph out of prison one year after he was sentenced there. Instead, he was imprisoned for 10 years before he was finally set free.
- God could have spoken to Moses in the desert about sending him to help free His people from slavery 40 days after he ran away from Egypt. Instead, He made him wait for 40 long years.
Don’t be discouraged if He makes you wait as well. He will come through for you, just like He came through for them. “Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14
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