That is a word that I really don’t like to hear; I think it’s a word that not a lot of us like to hear, to be frank.
This word brings so much stress, especially in a fast-paced world. We have grown up in a society where we want what we want now!
I was so frustrated this past week because of something that I couldn’t control. My car broke down as soon as I was leaving my house in order to get to work!
One day turned into 4 days reprieve from work. I was trying to figure out what to do in order to be able to get back to work, and while I was offered by someone close to me to lend me their car for the week, I knew there was a catch to it and declined that offer.
I didn’t want to get a new car because I was already debt free and wanted to be able to save up money to travel the world, again. I had already started thinking about going to South Africa with a friend and now that has to go out the window because of this.
I know, it sounds like I’m complaining but I’m really just venting.
Then on Sunday, the sermon taught during service was about biblical waiting.
Heh, God definitely has a sense of humor.
During the sermon, we learned about the promise that God made to Abram about having a lot of descendants, yet he didn’t have a child. Abram had to wait for this promise to happen but he died and never got to see it.
The way that biblical waiting was defined is this: “Looking to the future with hope and expectation while living in the present with confidence and courage.”
How many of us actually wait like that? I will be the first to admit that I don’t wait well. Actually, I had to pray for patience for my desires of marriage to be fulfilled because I was idolizing marriage at one point.
So, there is something so beautiful about the word “wait.”
God makes us wait. He makes us wait for his promises to come true. He is patient with us and is waiting until all of the chosen ones are adopted into his precious family. He is waiting to reveal his fullness of glory until the very end of what we know as time.
It’s really frustrating to wait. I still have to wait on God and even though it feels as if it is pointless, I know that God is doing something big.
I just have to wait.
What are you having to wait for in your life right now? Let me know in the comment section below!