If there is one thing people hate to do in our generation is to wait. And why should we, if we can search for what we need on the internet? Today everything is easily accessible which makes waiting unbearable. We prefer buying products online rather than suffering the long lines at the retail store. Furthermore, we can book reservations ahead of time rather than waiting for a table at our desired establishment. We are always in a hurry to get things done and we expect God to sail in the same boat as we do which is impossible.
We forget that God doesn’t operate any faster in the 21stcentury than He did in the beginning. He is still the same God even today therefore while we can’t rush God as much as we rush ourselves. We have to recognise that we have to wait on Him, his timing is always perfect.
But this doesn’t mean that you have to wait in suspense; you can wait and live at the same time. You can embrace this process, embrace the beautiful uncertainty of your waiting season, knowing and trusting that somehow, somewhere an answer is on the way. You don’t have to fight and struggle against it, nor deny it and worry about how you are going to reach the final destination. You should as time passes by in-between the not knowing, in the not yet ready, there is great joy, purpose and hope.
You should recognise that God is in control even when it seems that has forgotten you. Look at the words of Habakkuk on the Old Testament; “Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it” (Habakkuk 1:5, NLT).
Often when it seems nothing is happening is when everything is happening behind the scenes. You just can’t see it. The machinery of God’s sovereignty was at work, unbeknownst to me.
God doesn’t show us the circumstances that he is working out in order to put me where you are supposed to be, in a healthy relationship with a man that God specially created for you.
Renew your faith in God’s quiet, steady wisdom. Do you know that every major figure in the Bible was required to wait for some time before God could bring them to a place of success? For instance, Abraham waited twenty-five years before his wife Sarah gave birth to their first child. Joseph slogged through thirteen years of betrayal, false imprisonment, and abandonment before assuming the leadership of Egypt. Moses spent forty years tending sheep before God called him as a deliverer of His people. David spent fourteen years before the throne of Israel would be his. And in Jesus’s own ministry, he often told his disciples “My hour has not yet come.”
If you are uncertain and doubtful, you should use that period to draw closer to God refine your skills and prepare for the time when that big change comes. You should be prepared for what is to come; looking at this waiting time as a season of growth and development and you will find that you will be ready for that big moment.
Allow God’s standards to become your standards. Allow His examples of love and marriage to become your compass and your truth, because this world will tell you everything but the TRUTH! Your feelings and thoughts will also lie to you. But if you can align your thoughts and feelings with God’s Word, then you will know that you’re getting what God has for you.
As Proverbs 3:5-6 says; “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding: in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
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