Why God Makes You Wait
Wait, wait, wait.
That’s all we seem to do sometimes.
It feels like a total waste of time.
You wait in the supermarket line.
Wait at the doctors.
Wait for a train.
Waiting for someone who shouted, “I’ll only be 5 minutes!”
… like an hour ago.
One of my favourite books is ‘Oh the places you’ll go!’ by Dr Seuss.
I love it because it goes through all the places you’ll go before you have your mountain top experience.
But there’s one part, which gives great insight into the not – so – great days of heading towards your dream.
You can get so confused that you’ll start to race,
down long wiggled roads at a break – necking pace,
and grind on for mile across weirdish wild space,
headed , I fear, toward a most useless place, The waiting place.
Dr Seuss calls the waiting place,
And while your waiting for your dream to happen, it can feel that way.
Every step towards your dream can feel like your walking in thick custard with over –sized gumboots on.
So you sit and you wait…
…and you feel useless.
But that’s not what the Bible teaches us.
Isaiah 40:31 says: ‘But those who WAIT upon God get fresh STRENGTH. They SPREAD THEIR WINGS and SOAR like eagles, they RUN and don’t get tired, they WALK and don’t lag behind. (The Message Bible)
Waiting on God gives you strength for the journey ahead
Not your strength,
And when your powered up with God’s strength you are going to:
Spread your wings
Soar like an eagle
Run and not get tired
Walk and not lag behind
You mean if I WAIT on God I get to do all those things?
Fo ’real my friend!
God makes you wait on Him because He knows you can’t make it to the finish line without His strength.
He’s got your back!
James 1:4 says, ‘But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.’ (NKJV)
Let patience do its thing and you’ll lack nothing.
To wait is to be patient.
It actually says in the passage before James 1:4 that faith produces patience.
You may be sitting here reading this, dipping a soggy biscuit back into your freshly – brewed cup of disappointment saying;
“But I want my dream to happen now, I don’t want to wait!”
I know, I’m totally with you.
God seems to have a forever o’ clock on His kitchen wall.
It’s a tough gig this dream business.
But in the waiting He’ll re -new your energy and give you more clarification of where your next step should be, because your going to need the strength for when the incline starts to gets steep as you climb the mountain.
Trust me, you’ll start to enjoy waiting on God!
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ per cent guaranteed)