Waiting on God can be so be so challenging especially when you have been seeking Him for an answered prayer in a very long time. You might be at a point of waiting on God and you have waited in high expectations, waited in anticipation but it seems like the waiting period is in vain and your high expectations are turned to disappointments.
You must have prayed consistently, fervently over a period of time and you feel like God has turned deaf ears to your prayers. You pay your tithe, you serve in the house of God, you are a cheerful giver, you are God’s obedient servant and friend so what holding Him back from granting your hearts desires. It has gotten to the point of giving up, frustration and all hopes is lost.
God’s appointed time is different from ours but most assuredly He always turns up on time. Has God ever failed or forsaken you? We are His little children and He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. He is always right on time but the issues we experience are the pains and process of waiting on God.
You might have mapped out your life in such a structured organised way without consulting the most High God but it seems it’s not working out as you planned it. No eyes has seen, no ear has heard what God has in store for those that love Him, only if He reveals to us through His spirit 1 Corinthians 2:9-11. He is always far ahead of us making the path smooth. So don’t get upset when your plans does not work out as planned.
“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7 NKJV
What do you wait for? Are you limiting yourself because you cant see or hear or don’t know what He has in store for you? At some point in my life, I have asked myself the same question of what exactly I am waiting for. In desperation we settle for less when God desires for us so much more than we could ever imagine. In some instances I have settled for less due to my weaknesses of self control and patience.
Moreover compared myself with my mates who have what I have been waiting for and tried to force the hands of God. During this period, I realised that He is pruning me to bring out the best in me in times of trials, teaching me how to be more patient and self controlling (Romans 5:3-5, John 15:1-5).
One thing I have learnt is not to compare myself with others,because I am uniquely created in God’s image so His plans and ways for me is different from my counterparts. Wait on God, wait in high expectations, wait with the right heart and mind, wait and trust in God. Do not limit God because He is a God of more than enough. He hands are not too short that He cant reach out to you. Ask Him in faith, specifically what you want or desire and believe that He has done it 1 John 5:14.
The process of asking from God your desires, expectation and receiving it can be a very long tiring one. Therefore always be full of joy, meditating on the word of God.
Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you. 6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun. 7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act. Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes Psalm 37:5-7 NLT.
Spend time dwelling in His presence, seek Him in everything you do. Wait patiently for God like a farmer waits for His crops to harvest. Always pray with consistency and ask Him for wisdom and understanding in everything you do.
Dear brothers and sisters,[a] be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near James 5:7-8 NLT.
It’s definitely not easy waiting on God but when you wait with the right attitude of joy, praising Him at all times, renewing your mind on the word and things of God then He come through for you in such a beautiful and marvelous way that your friends and loved ones will be amazed at His wonderful acts. There is a reward for those that wait on the Lord so expect your divine visitation from God. Those that wait patiently and hope in the Lord shall inherit the earth (Psalm 37:9 amp).
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