Tuesday, June 26, 2012

"Weary In Waiting"

"In your patience possess ye your souls." Luke 21:19

Most of us have no trouble believing the promises of God, especially those that He has spoken to us individually concerning His will for our lives. The problem comes while waiting for it to manifest. It seems like the longer it takes for the fulfillment of it, the more impatient and questioning we become. It is at that point that we tend to doubt that we actually heard from the Lord, or we give up on it all together, or we try to make it happen ourselves. Any one of these three aren't good. They are all tricks of the enemy to cause us to miss out on what God intends for us.

When we doubt we heard from the Lord, our faith becomes small and we tend to wonder if we truly do hear from the Lord at all. When we give up, we lose out. When we try to make it happen ourselves, we wind up with an Ishmael. When you have an Ishmael you have problems from then on.

Are you in a waiting period? Does it seem like you have been waiting forever? Are you getting weary of holding on to what the Lord has spoken to you? Then this is when you need to just rest and give your feelings to God. You aren't the one who determines the time or the season for it to come forth. It is like being pregnant. There comes a point in pregnancy where all you can do is wait. It is during that last trimester where you are getting uncomfortable and past ready for your baby to be delivered. You want it to hurry up and happen, but you can't rush it. So you just get as comfortable as you can and wait for the time of delivery. It will happen in the fullness of time. God's promise will also be "delivered", it will come forth in the fullness of God's time. So don't get weary while you are waiting.

Have a great day. Learn to rest in God's faithfulness while you are waiting and not get weary.

For further reading:
Psalm 37:7
Galatians 4:4
Isaiah 66:9

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