“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I hope;
my soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning.”
“Waiting on the Lord” is a commonly used phrase within the Christian community, but I am finding that it is a phrase many of us know and use but do not really know how to actually do. The truth is, we are human; we are of a fallen nature. We live a life that fights the daily battle between flesh and soul. Waiting on the Lord while living in our society can become a frustrating battle and at times the last thing we want to do.
When God calls us to wait on Him, it is not His way of punishing us, as if we were in a time-out, but I think we can make ourselves feel that way sometimes. Instead, we need to see it as a time of allowing God to work on our hearts and prepare us for what is in front of us. As I look back on my times of waiting on God, I can see now what He was doing and why He chose to do it. It’s much harder to grasp that concept while we are in the middle of waiting, but this is where trusting in our faith comes into play. While we are waiting, we are surrendering our will and desires over to God in exchange for His perfect will.
Brothers and sisters, God desires to do amazing things in and through you for the betterment of His Kingdom. He has chosen you, and me, as a vessel to proclaim His truth. He has called us to be ambassadors for His Word. What an honor it is to be a part of His greater picture! Since we have such a great calling on our lives as it pertains to His plan, wouldn’t you think it would be of great value to allow Him to strengthen and mold you into the best representative of Him as possible? While we wait on the Lord, He is at work in our lives. Hold true to that, and remember that where you are right now is where you are supposed to be. Trust in God’s provision for your life, and you will become a better and stronger follower of Christ because of it.
Keep Fighting the Good Fight,