How To Wait On God


Thursday, November 02, 2017


 

Can I be honest with you? I don’t like to wait, and the truth is that I don't even feel too bad admitting that because I’ve never met anyone who enjoys the waiting process. I have yet to meet someone who likes to wait in traffic or wait in a doctor’s office or wait for your wife to get ready. Never!

The reality is that waiting on God can be difficult at times. We’ve all wrestled with waiting on unanswered prayers, desires that we long for to come to pass, or good results to come in. There are so many times in life that the waiting process causes us to worry or even wonder whether God is listening to us or not.

If you find yourself in that place, in that place of worry, in that place of waiting, I just want to say to you…join the club. Waiting is something every Christian has gone and will go through. What if I told you that the journey is more important than the destination? That may be the reason for your “wait” is because God is trying the build something within in you.

In my life, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s really not what I’m waiting for that matters, but what actually matters is how I wait. What if we were to praise God while we're waiting? Let’s praise Him before the miracle happens!

If you are currently in the waiting season of life, here are some ways you can wait and still have faith in the midst of it:

 

Pray

Why worry when we can pray? If you’ve been in church long enough this is a statement that you’ve probably heard before. You see, waiting is actually an opportunity to deepen your prayer life. Why get frustrated about the future and the outcome, when you can talk directly to the one who holds the future in His hands?! Waiting is worth it when it is used to deepen your intimacy with God by the way of prayer.

 

Trust God’s Timing

While we wait on God, I believe the best way we should wait is by practicing active waiting. Trust is active waiting. Trust means to intentionally choose to believe that God is for you and not against you (Romans 8:31).

Let’s make the decision to believe that God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:9). The reality is that it would be crazy for us to trust our plan and our ways over His.

Waiting is not easy. Impatience can cause us to try and take matters into our own hands. But friend, remember to choose to focus on why you are waiting. You are waiting because you trust God’s plans and because His ways are higher than yours. What God has in store for us is far greater than anything we can ever dream or imagine!

 

Put Your Hope In God’s Word

One of the errors we can commit while waiting is putting our hope in the wrong thing. We can fall into the mistake of putting our hope in the desired result and if we don’t get what we want we end up disappointed.

Remember our hope isn’t found in a person, place, or a thing but our HOPE is found in Jesus. If we put our HOPE in God’s word, then no matter what the result is we will still have peace.

“To us, waiting is wasting. To God, waiting is working.” God is working on your behalf so sit back, relax, and wait and see all He’s going to do in and through your life!

 

Author:

Michael Gonzalez

 

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Sandrametrakos commented on 02-Nov-2017 07:35 PM
Thank God for His Love


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