The Waiting Game. It may be uncomfortable to wait for God to work, but it’s worth it.

Posted: July 9, 2016 in Uncategorized

Maybe you’ve planted a garden, fertilized it and watered it, but you don’t see anything happening. Wait a while! Or, maybe you’re convinced he or she is the right one but they are cool to your trying to advance the relationship. Give it some time! We really don’t like to wait for much of anything. Technology has advanced our lifestyle to such a place where waiting is unnecessary, or so it seems.

We carry this way of doing life into our dealings with God in the same manner. We prayed once for whether we should stay or leave, we sent an email  to twenty people and two responded, we even offered our house for a bible study, but no one seemed interested.

We’re often ready to get after it and God seems to be taking an extra long lunch. What the spank is going on? As it turns out, much of life is one of waiting. We can easily run the risk of getting out in front of God in our decision making and that can lead to disappointment with God and our not believing this stuff is real or matters.

Acts 1:8 in the Message helps. “You don’t get to know the time. Timing is the Father’s business. What you’ll get is the Holy Spirit. And when the Holy Spirit comes on you, you will be my witnesses…” The early followers of Jesus were ready, but if they had charged off the line without knowing the play, they would have been knocked out on the first play!

WHAT THIS MEANS: It’s uncomfortable to wait, but it’s the only way to see God do his thing and use us to impact people’s uncharted or wrecked lives.

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