I was listening to a news story about a Hello Kitty Restaurant that had opened in California. Some of the lines went so long; there was a four-hour wait. Then there’s the Frozen ride at Disney – five hours to get on the ride in some instances. And we’ve all heard about people who wait days, sometimes even weeks, for the latest electronic gadget.
If we can do this for a ride or for bragging rights, then why can’t we do it for God? Anything we ask of God, we expect faster results than a cup of coffee in our Keurig® coffee makers.
With God, we should wait with patience like we do these other things. James 1:4, Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
It’s all about accepting God’s timing.
Timing is so important! If you are going to be successful in dance, you must be able to respond to rhythm and timing. It’s the same in the Spirit. People who don’t understand God’s timing can become spiritually spastic, trying to make the right things happen at the wrong time. They don’t get His rhythm – and everyone can tell they are out of step. They birth things prematurely, threatening the very lives of their God-given dreams. – T. D. Jakes
I recall when I was younger I used to spend the night outside to get concert tickets. I loved the waiting, talking with other fans. As I’ve gotten older, my priorities have changed. I no longer care to be the “first one” to see the movie or to get the latest “big” thing. Those things are not important to me these days. But I have no choice but to wait on God. He will do what He will in His time, not mine.
Everything must be done according to His plan or we could end up like the Israelites going through the desert to the Holy Land. Some never made it. And the more we complain, the less unbelievers will believe what a wonderful God we have.
Waiting is hard. I thought I’d be retired by now on my book sales. Proof that it’s not my time yet, but I know God has a plan for me. And as long as I trust in Him, things will come together. And they will come together for you also if you just give God time to fulfill His plans for you.
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