The Blessing In Your Wait


I know that it’s been a while since my last post, but what I’ve found is that God will sometimes give me the topics without really letting me know what He wants me to say. I am learning that it’s because He wants me to experience on a deeper level the topic He has placed on my heart before I write it. Ministry is always more effective with experience so even when I want to give you a post the second I get the topic I have to wait. If this blog were all about me and my feelings and my opinion it would be very easy to write, but I can assure you that everything that is written here I was led by the spirit and the spirit alone.

Now let’s get into the topic of this post…..

Let’s be honest NONE of us like to wait, While some are more patient than others we still hate the idea of waiting for anything and anyone. With that being said when it comes to waiting on God it seems impossible knowing how we are. A lot of times the blessing isn’t what’s going to come after the wait, the blessing is the wait. We may not realize it right away because we’re so focused on the prize so to speak, but with some deeper insight into who God is and how He works I’ve come to appreciate the wait while merely looking forward to the reward.

Think about our education. We have to go through 5 years of elementary, then 3 years of middle school, and then 4 years of high school before we can graduate. In order to get our high school diploma we have to wait. The same analogy can be used for our walk with God. In order for us to graduate to a new level in our relationship with him there are some tests we need to pass. The only difference between school and God is that instead of a whole bunch of written tests we have to pass a whole bunch of faith tests. And guess what? Those faith tests ALL involve waiting. If God never made us wait how could we develop faith, how could he truly reveal His glory?

The bible says without faith it is impossible to please God. (Hebrews 11:6)

While yes sometimes the waiting is preparation for what God has in store for us or an assignment He has for us, sometimes it is so His glory can be revealed. When I talk about His glory being revealed I’m not just talking about revealed to you but to others. People are watching and when they see God come through after a season of waiting they want to believe in this God you serve, they now have seen what they needed to believe.

Every time I think of waiting on God I think of the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus was very sick and Mary and Martha sent word for Jesus to come so that He could heal him, but Jesus delayed His arrival to them to display the glory of God to others. In waiting for God they had to watch Lazarus die, but what they didn’t know is that God was going to raise him from the dead. No one could understand why he had chosen to wait to go to him, not his disciples and not Mary and Martha. Jesus told his disciples quite simply, “Lazarus is dead, and for your sake I am glad I was not there, so that you may believe.” (John 11:14-15)

The blessing in their wait was that they got to see Jesus perform one of his greatest miracles, but the wait wasn’t really about them and more about who else would be watching. We have to stop thinking about ourselves all the time and realize that even when we think God is being silent, even when we are waiting on Him, even when we don’t understand, He is still using our situations for His glory.

As I said before a lot of times our season of waiting is a time of development. God will often isolate you during this time and He most always will make you wait. I am in this season and it is not fun lol; its not supposed to be. I feel alone most of the time and I feel like my prayers are falling on deaf ears. While He is not moving on the things I am praying for I can still hear His voice saying “wait.” After that I try to follow up with a why…..and get nothing. See God is not going to give me an explanation He simply is going to watch and see if I pass the test. Will I still trust Him? Will I still praise Him? Will I wait? Eventually I started to realize that this wait was a blessing. Half the things I’m praying for I would probably destroy if given to me now. I also know that the calling He has on my life I am not yet fully equipped for. I have days where the very things I’m praying for I actually thank God I don’t have yet. While every day has not been easy I have found peace in finding the blessing in my wait. When you’re isolated you have nothing but time to sit at the feet of the Lord. Now he may not be saying much, but know when God is silent He’s saying a whole lot.

If you only knew what was coming you would probably be praying for God to hold off a little bit rather than hurry up lol. After the wait it is then God will reveal to you why you had to wait in the first place. Draw closer to God, work on areas you struggle  in, and ultimately pass the test. The moment you fail to find the blessing in your wait is the moment you prolong your wait.

“Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he shall strengthen your heart. Wait, I say, on the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14


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