“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
“I’m tired of waiting.” Ever said this? Thought this?
I have; many times. When I was single, I was tired of waiting for a man of God. When my husband worked nights, I was tired of being alone. When I homeschooled, I was tired of being home all day. Always waiting; always wanting the next thing.
Are you tired of waiting?
Tired of waiting; “I don’t want to be single.”
Tired of waiting; “I want to succeed at work.”
Tired of waiting; “I want a family.”
Tired of waiting; “I want my child passionate about Jesus.”
Waiting is maturity. To stay in God’s holding pattern takes courage; to not fix or manipulate; to not force or rush takes courage.
Waiting is powerful, the runner knowing just the right time to pour it on to win. Holding back in the beginning, she was confident she would find the right time. She’s a woman of obedience; a woman who is free!
Waiting is more than simply being stationary, much more. It is an active verb: available and ready at a moment’s notice. Prepared to not miss the call, the waiting woman keeps her ear inclined to Jesus’ voice, knowing He will prompt her at any time.
What are you doing in your waiting? Friend, you can’t afford to waste your time, to let your days slip by. Should you not be ready, the opportunity may slip you by. Prepare for what’re you are waiting for.
Do you want to be married? Grow, becoming a woman a man would be honored to marry. (Proverbs 31: 10 – 11)
Are you seeking to be promoted at work? Work with all your heart as one who is working unto the Lord (Colossians 3: 23 – 24)
Become the woman who is ready for the “yes” by taking every opportunity to obey; for not one opportunity is insignificant.
Be radical. While those around you run and strive to grasp hold of happiness today, seize the power to wait, seeing it as the privilege and freedom to receive God’s best at the right time in the right way.
Jesus, I need you to empower me to wait. Make me strong in my mind and in my heart to obey in every area today. In my waiting, prepare me to be capable of receiving your best. Amen