Thursday, August 16, 2007

The Reason for the Wait

I can't begin to count the times I've been the same way with God about something I wanted or needed. "What's taking so long, God? I want it, and I want it NOW!" Maybe there's something you've been asking and trusting God for a while, and it still hasn't come. You want it now, but there's a reason God isn't giving it to you now. It's not ready yet. And it would disappoint you if He gave it to you now.
There's a word that's one of the major keys to God's best, a word that is spelled out in our word for today from the Word of God. Psalm 37, beginning with verse 5, tells us to: "Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this ... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him ... Wait for the Lord and keep His way." There's the word that often stands between you and God's best - wait. Part of committing your way to the Lord, of trusting in Him, is to wait until God says it's ready; until God says you're ready. So many people are living today in the heartache of their own impatience. They couldn't wait, so they grabbed what they could have now. And it's been much less than what God was getting ready for them.
You've been waiting for God to come through. You want to be married. You're waiting for Him to answer your prayer about having a child or raising a child. You're waiting for that job, that heart change, that breakthrough, that answer, and it hasn't come yet. Don't panic. Don't let impatience cost you the perfect will of God. Premature babies aren't as healthy as ones that are full-term. Premature solutions aren't healthy either. Wait until it's full-term. Remember the principle of Galatians 4:4, "In the fullness of time, God ..." God will bring you your answer when it's ready. So stop whimpering, stop whining, stop trying to grab it before it's ready. If you insist on having it now, you're not going to like it! NOTE:GOD makes things beautiful in His own time..........


channelofhealing said...

Waiting on the Lord is a gift or would I say a virtue everyone should have and crave for in life... in my life personally waiting for God is the easy part for me... why do i say so? for when I check what God has done for me and what i requested for, i shudder at how stupid i was and have been all the while asking stupid things that I did not need or even want. And when God finaly gives me the thing He wants me to have I just can't find one single fault in it atall and i go on praising Him for not answering my stupid requests but rather giving me what He wants me to have when he wants me to have em.

thanks for this again I needed to hear this again and again.

you just wrote my life story without knowing me LOL


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