Have you ever waited on something? Maybe you’re on that Chick -fil-A drive thru, or you’re at a fine dining restaurant waiting for that delicious steak only to find out they gave you the wrong order? Maybe you’re at Disneyland stuck in line waiting for a fun ride with your kids and one of your kids is hungry, while your other has to use the restroom?
If we can all be honest, we don’t really like waiting.
We want everything now in this fast pace Amazon Prime-like world. Everything just has to be quick and convenient.
A season of patience
Sometimes God allows us to be in a waiting season like in Ecclesiastes 3:1. This season can be very challenging and frustrating, and will sometimes allow us to doubt God’s promises for us, and question His will for our lives.
Why do I have do to go through this?
These are some questions we often ask when we are waiting on the Lord.
While waiting, God wants us to learn to trust in His timing. It’s meant to strengthen us, to build our faith and hear His voice.
You may be on your waiting period, and whatever you’re going through, God knows exactly where you’re at (1 Corinthians 8:3).
In the meantime
So, what do you do while waiting?
1) Serve others.
Reach out. Be a light. Encourage others. Allow God’s love to flow through you.
2) Get busy in the kingdom of God.
“Waiting” doesn’t mean you’re stuck so you can stay stuck and not do anything. This is the perfect opportunity to get busy in the kingdom of God! Ask yourself, “What can I do to help, what can I do to make a difference so I can glorify God even more?“
3) Trust in His timing
In His timing
God’s timing is ALWAYS perfect. He allows us to go through the process so that we can understand the work that He is doing through us like in John 13:7.
Remember, waiting is a part of God’s plan! He wants you to grow, thrive and bring you closer to Him during your season of waiting.
Hold on to God’s promises! For Isaiah 40:3 encourages us, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
Stay strong brother, stay strong sister, your time is coming in Jesus name!