Have you been feeling like you been on hold for a while? Been in a waiting room so long that you thought you were forgotten about? It seems as if everyone else was seen, except you? Just waiting for your situation to change for the better. Your business not going as planned. Like, the pandemic had not already taken so much! Your relationship not moving as well as you like or not in a relationship at all. Waiting to be promoted on a job. Waiting for a healing in your body. Waiting for your bank account to add a few more zeros behind the $1.00? Waiting on God to give you a sign. Just waiting! I had to wait to make this post because I had connection issues.
On Friday, as I was getting out of bed and I began reciting the scripture Isaiah 40:31:
"But they that wait on 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."
I began to have a since of joy and energy because I knew my wait was over! But through it all, I have learned that waiting is necessary. Waiting is a part of my purpose, my personal and spiritual growth, part of God's plan to give me an expected end (Jeremiah 29:11) and to set the record straight, it was always His plan, not mine. Just because it has not happened yet, doesn't mean that it's not going to happen. Waiting builds character and humbleness, but most of all God wants a closer relationship with you. It strengthens your faith in Him. Waiting allows you to let God do the work for you. Although things does not seem to be working, He's working behind the scene preparing the table before you. You know like when a holiday (Thanksgiving) comes around and every meal you like magically appears on the table before you, but there was grandma them working all week and all night preparing the table and all you have to do is show up! Then you realize that, waiting is worth it.
As I was dwelling on the scripture, God reminded me of many others that had to wait on Him during their process. David waited 15 years to be king. Moses waited 40 years to lead the Israelites of out Egypt. Abraham waited 25 years for a promised to be fulfilled. Joseph waited in prison for two years for something he did not commit for his purpose to be revealed. Job waited through suffering. Daniel waited for his prayer to breakthrough. Jesus even had to wait. So, why would you think YOU don't have to wait?
God uses our waiting to reveal His glory. Waiting is not comfortable, but it's necessary. Waiting takes too long in our eyes, but it's right on time for God. Waiting appears to have taken our youth, but with God all things are possible. So, now that the wait is over, what's next? You do like the scripture says, you mount up with wings as eagles...and soar!