Patience - a word avoided by most people these days, but vital when dealing with a God who patiently waits for all things to come to pass. God uses patience to deal with our trust issues. Do we really trust Him? Do we really trust His timing? Or do we usually try to convince Him it would be better if He worked on our suggestions and timetables?
True faith in God has no limitations, no timing issues, and no conditions whatsoever. It simply believes that God is in charge, and that He knows what needs to be done and when. Therein lies the problem. We don’t believe Him.
If waiting on God to do something that He has promised is taking longer than you would like, you might as well get used to the fact that He has better plans than you can see from your perspective. It might also be good to remember that the result you are waiting for may not be the reason you are waiting. Your Lord is more than likely dealing with many other issues in you. He may be using your need to perfect some part of you. It may not seem like it at the moment, but that is a good thing!
If you are a man who is always in charge, needs to control, or must have things your way, get ready to become really tired of waiting on God. He will probably box you in somehow so that you can do nothing but wait. He must be in charge, and you have said that He is when you submitted yourself to the Lordship of Jesus. Your control issues are sins that He needs to eliminate from you. Waiting longer than you would like is one of the tools He uses to put to death the dark things of your heart. Get ready to wait! It’s time for you to become comfortable in waiting.
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