We are all waiting for something. We are waiting for COVID to be over, waiting for a promise to be fulfilled, waiting for change to come, waiting for a miracle. In reality, however, God is waiting for us.
God is waiting for us to take our position as sons and daughters – to completely surrender and trust in God our Father.
As humans, our natural response is not to wait. In waiting, we may turn to anger, anxiety, sadness, and frustration. Much of this happens because we forget that, “God is able to make all grace abound to you” (2 Corinthians 9:8). You are not at the mercy of your circumstances. See our society exalts productivity and efficiency so that we can serve the demands of daily life. In turn, we want things fast and with a quick turn around. However, God’s plans and timing are different. “My times are in your hands” (Psalm 31:15). At the right time, God will provide for your needs.
We forget that certain things take time to grow; it’s a natural process. A flower is planted and needs nourishment, light, and time to grow. In pregnancy, you are waiting for 9 months as your baby grows and you prepare for his arrival. A mom knows and prepares for the difficult and painful task ahead of giving birth. However, in all processes, you are to move forward with an intense focus, knowing that the end result bears fruit. Many of our promises and prayers have a process and a plan in which the Lord is working on, in each one of us, to achieve an end result.
Are we focused on God in the waiting? As you move forward in your process of growth? Are you waiting in Him? Waiting on God does not mean inactivity nor is it involving myself in a hundred different things hoping that they will be the solution that brings about change. Waiting on God is leaning into His presence maintaining our focus on Him. It is learning how to surrender natural effort and focus on Him alone. It is proactively opening His Word and looking for guidance and confirmation. When you are biblically waiting for GOD, the size of the confirmation does not matter because you are expecting Him to do something. It is allowing God, in complete surrender, to bring about the breakthrough we ache and long for (Isaiah 40:31).
Waiting in God is an opportunity for growth, an opportunity for God to change us and mold us. Lean in, take courage, be strong and wait in Him. “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” (Psalm 27:14)