Waiting is not actually the favorite word of many. And surely not mine. A lot of us get impatient when the line to use the restroom is 5M long or when the traffic caused us to be late despite the fact that we did our part in terms of waking up early and leaving the house at least an hour before an appointment.
Still everyday, we have to wait. And admit it or not, we get impatient.
1. God’s Waiting Room is God’s Classroom. We are first and foremost God’s child than we are an employee. a business man, a student. So whenever you are getting ticked off while being asked to wait, remember who you are.
Take that time to talk with your Father. After all, it is such a better use of time than to complain to your friends or post the traffic status in Facebook. God may be using this time to tell you something.
Certainly in God’s waiting room, you will continue to learn how to become more like His Son, Jesus.
2. Understanding the character of God. “What you think about God is the most important thing about you”-A.W. Tozer. I like this quote. It personalizes our relationship with our Savior. Which leads me to ask, what do you think about God? Who is He to you?
Do you know Him well enough to know that He promised you the following:
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” - John 14:27
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” - Romans 10:9
If you know God intimately, you know that His reasons, His plans are always for your good. Then you can rest and wait.
3. It is God’s Command. Do I need to say more? To encourage you, the Bible has 43 verses on waiting. Some of which are:
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” - Psalm 37:7
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” - Lamentations 3: 35
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” - Psalm 27: 14
“But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7
David waited 15 years to become king. 8 years of which he was being chased by Saul who wanted him killed. Abraham waited 25 years to have a son; and soon became the father of all nations. Joseph waited 13 years in Egypt to be meet with his family.
May you, who are waiting on the Lord be encouraged as you continue to walk and abide in Him.