Let’s do it.
In the microwave culture that we live in, the thought of waiting for anything seems almost impossible. We want everything right now. We want the instant gratification. Time is passing, technology is progressing, everything is faster, and it feels like everything is accelerating. The interesting part is that it doesn’t work that way with God, there are no shortcuts, no instant gratification with Him. Everything else requires a process, a time of waiting on the Lord.
The times we are living in are getting harder, and the world is getting darker. We are bombarded every day on social media with images of people who seem to have everything we wish we had. When we see these images, it is easy to question God and say ”when is it going to be my turn.” There are days when I feel like my hopes and dreams are never going to become a reality. To put it plainly, waiting sucks. I never hear people say “I love this wait” on the contrary they say “I can’t wait for [fill in the blank]” Whenever you are waiting for whatever it is, the process is never easy, especially when you know it’s something God promised you at some point.
One of the things I have learned lately is that “waiting on the Lord” is never time wasted. The processes that we have to endure are necessary for us to become the person God created us to be. And to be honest, it’s hard. Being processed is often a painful time and lonely time, but it’s important to know that it is not forever. Many people give up when they are so close to their breakthrough. The devil wants to tire us, so we feel that things are never going to happen. Often, when it feels the hardest is when God is ready to pour out his blessing.
Be encouraged that even in this season of waiting, God is working in your life, he’s working in your heart, he’s working in your emotions, he’s working in the areas of your pain and suffering. DON’T GIVE UP!
“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.”