The.hardest.thing.ever. I am not a patient person at all. I want answers and I want them now. I want to know my task ahead at work. I want to know where we are going for dinner and what’s on the menu before I even get there. I want to know what the plans are for Saturday on Monday! So you can imagine how impatient I am with that ticking clock in the back of my mind telling me “um, you’re getting older and you can’t have kids when you’re 40!”
This impatience has gotten me into BIG trouble over the last 32 years. I have filled the void with the wrong things just to satisfy my impatience. Have you ever left a job you didn’t enjoy just to take another job you didn’t realize you weren’t going to enjoy either because you didn’t consult with God about it? Have you ever gotten out of one relationship and just filled it with the next thing that came along without looking to God first? Yea, well so have I.
Do you realize that because of your impatient reactions, you are actually prolonging your wait for what God has for you? Mistake after mistake happens and you prolong your destiny. Learn from my lessons learned. I realize that I could already have many of my desires if I had just taken my decisions to God first. I have heard it said “a righteous person trusts God but a proud person depends on himself to make things happen.” I have been so proud for so long. I was TOO proud to be single. I was TOO proud to start from the bottom to get the job I wanted, and the list of my proud moments goes on.
Is this you too? I know waiting is hard but the consequences of our impatience is harder. Don’t you trust that the God who created the earth can certainly bring you your desires and at the right time? Gods timing is perfect just like everything else he does.
Right now I’m in a season of waiting. But I am learning to trust and to be certain in God’s promise to “give me the desires of my heart” (Psalm 37:4). When I start to get impatient I remind myself that the waiting process is actually preparing me for my answer. If I have my answer too early, I may not know how to receive it!
Often times, I question if my answer is already in my life and I am left with uncertainty. This is when I remind myself to remain in Gods presence until he changes my uncertainty. This will not only bring you exactly what God wants for you but it will also bring you peace.
God said “I am doing something in your days that you would not believe if you were told” (Hab 1:5). I don’t know about you but that’s something I am willing to wait for! Be patient. It’s coming!