I hate waiting. It’s true. I hate waiting.
I hate waiting in a line at the bank or DMV. I hate waiting for the traffic light to turn green. I hate waiting for my turn at a four way stop. I struggle with patience. Patience is something that I am constantly needing to ask the Lord for. If I’m honest with myself, I have a very difficult time waiting on the Lord. I don’t like that my life is in His timing. It goes against how I’m wired. I want things now, results now, focus now and the direction for my life right now. I want it all now and I don’t want to have to wait to get it. I want the Lord to just show me what He wants me to do so I can start doing it. This is me in my natural state of mind and I hate it.
Because I struggle with patience, I believe the Lord puts me into situations where my patience is tested. He wants me to be depending on Him and not myself. I like to feel that I’m in control and everything is happening because it’s part of my plan. This is not the way that the Lord works with His children. There is uncertainty, unknown outcomes and worry. We can look to the unknown and worry about what the future holds. We can get ourselves in such a rush to fix the situation that we end up making things worse for ourselves because we don’t learn to wait on the Lord.
Waiting on Him is a complete dependence and trust in His plan for our lives.
It means that when things are falling apart we remember who it is that we serve. When life is not going the way we want it to we remember who it is that we are supposed to be living life for.
Waiting on the Lord is a dependence and trust in the Lord.
When life is crazy and seems to be falling apart, remember who it is that is for you and there in the uncertainty. God is in complete control of the situation and you are simply walking through the plan that He has already ordained. Trials test us and cause us to become more dependent on Christ. This is their purpose. This is what the hard times are for.
So as we look at our lives we should be honest with ourselves and ask, “how am I waiting in the Lord today?” I hope this video I found gives you a little encouragement in this. There is nothing that the Lord is not sovereign over and His peace will transcend your mind and hearts when you learn to wait and trust in Him. God gives His comfort and direction to those that wait and seek Him first. This is where true perspective and direction come from. Trust in the Lord this week my friends.