I remember getting my first driving ticket. I was in high school, and there was a school bus that was slowing down so I went around it a cop came out of nowhere and pulled me over and said that I had a violation. I got my first ticket and I deserved it. Me trying to hurry caused me to have to stop and delay my whole trip and there were consequences for my actions. I now realize that waiting helps us stay out of trouble, saves us resources, keeps us safe, rewards us, and more.
I remember another time when I was standing in line at the grocery store to check out, and the people in front of me had problems with the transaction that they were doing. I maintained a good attitude and I smiled at the cashier as she continued to apologize for the delay. I let her know that it was OK and then when it was time for me to check out, she thanked me again for my patience and gave me a free coupon for one of my items. God rewarded my patience with a discount. I appreciate that!!!! All waiting is not bad.
We can sometimes be impatient for the things that we want. In a society where answers are at our fingertips through the internet, it could be hard to adjust to waiting. But the Bible tells us that our strength is renewed when we wait.
“But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NLT
I love that reminder. It’s definitely not easy to wait on things that you really want immediately like a degree, new house, a family, but Gods time is ALWAYS the best.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.—Psalm 27:14
Waiting shows God that you trust him with no other plans of this world. I pray that we are able to wait on The Lord to act and keep focused on Jesus. I pray that we do not grow weary and know that we have the victory with God’s timing our lives.
What are you waiting for in this season?
M. Smitty 😇