Thursday, June 12, 2014

Lord, I'm Waiting.....

Last week I wrote about how I am trying to be more efficient so I can accomplish more in less time.

However, much to my dismay, there are just things that can’t be rushed.  For instance, it takes a certain amount of time for a load of laundry to run.  I can’t shorten the time in grocery or bank lines.  When I go places for appointments, I can’t rush the office staff.  I may have to sit and wait.  

Have you ever gotten a word from God that He is going to do something in your life, and you have waited so long you wonder if it was just your imagination?

Habakkuk 2:2 said, “Then the Lord replied:  ‘Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it.  For the revelation awaits an appointed time.  It speaks of the end and will not prove false.  Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.’”

I have come to realize I cannot rush God any more than I can change physical time each day.   However, I do believe I can lengthen my waiting time by my actions and attitude.

Here are some things to do while waiting:

·               Spend time in the Word daily.  Journal the things God has spoken to you as it suggests in Habakkuk quoted above.

·               Don’t depend on feelings but on God’s Word.  Pray scriptures that pertain to your situation.  Habakkuk 2:2 is one I prayed for a couple of years while I waited for my marriage to be restored. 

·               Learn to worship God even if circumstances are tough.  It may be difficult at first, but I assure you, if you focus on how great our God is instead of what you want Him to do for you, it will lift your mood.  So put some music on and sing your heart out.

·               Do the things you know God has instructed you to do.  For me personally, I believe one day God wants me to write a book.  For now though, He has asked me to do this blog.  It's difficult to be consistent, but I am determined to blog until He says to move on to more.   God will not tell you to do big things until you do the little things first.  

·               Watch your attitude.  A bad attitude is like a rotten apple in a barrel.  It affects all the apples close by.  God did not allow the Israelites to go into the Promised Land for 40 years because of their attitudes and complaining. 

·               Focus on what you must do now and enjoy it.  Life is a journey.  It’s not about one big answer to prayer.   Once you receive that promise from God, it often requires more responsibility and time.  

·               Don’t rush the season you are currently in.   I’ve met with many single women who couldn’t wait to get married and once they did, there were so many adjustments, it wasn’t the bliss they thought it would be.   There are advantages to every season God puts you through.  

God has you where you are today for a reason.  Live life to the fullest instead of looking to the next thing on the horizon you are believing Him for.

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