“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
Generations before us had to actually leave their home to go to the grocery store or visit the nearest shopping mall to purchase necessities and take time to prepare home cooked meals for their families. They didn’t have access to the many luxuries that we have the privilege of today. They may have had less or had to wait longer yet, they didn’t mind.
However, in today’s world we literally have everything right at our fingertips. Need to purchase items for your new wardrobe? There’s an app for that. Hungry but, you don’t have the time to cook? There are pre-made full course meals and a microwave for that. We’ve come so far in this advanced world full of all things technological that we have become spoiled and it pains most to have a little patience.
That same entitled attitude of “wanting it now” begins to hinder our walks with Christ. Instead of being patient when God says wait and be still. We begin to treat that pending unanswered prayer, as if it were a pre made microwaveable meal. We want to throw that prayer in a spiritual microwave and instantly receive our freshly served microwaved blessing.
But take a moment to think about it if God gave us everything that we wanted, when we wanted it our relationship with him would be nonexistent. Therefore, our faith has to be tested in most cases and in the midst of that test we must remain patient (James 1:3). Always remember God is going to do exactly what he promised he would do but, first we must believe that in his perfect timing his will shall be done.
God is always on time so instead of trying to “pre heat” what God has in store for you because, you want it now, wait on him because, what he has for you is so much better than what you could’ve ever imagined. ✝️💜🙏🏾
“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.”
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.”
“But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”