Waiting can be tiresome. Right? It is a rainy Monday morning, ready for work. No matatu at the bus stop, making you wonder if you’ll be on time. Finally, one arrives, and people scramble to get on, leaving you waiting for the next one.
We have all waited for God to come through for us. Some of us are waiting right now. A good number for a partner. Others for a child. A number I know for a job promotion. Others for a job opportunity. A good few have prayed and prayed for someone to change but have not seen a change yet.
In waiting, we must remember:
1. It is a season for a purpose
You may be out there, asking God. For how long? Till when? For what reason?
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:Ecc 3:11 kjv
You are not in a particular place in your life because that is how the world is. You have not been waiting in vain. It is a season meant to accomplish a purpose in your life. The Bible says that the purpose is good.
We may not know what the purpose is, but there is an assurance that it is good.
In waiting, remember that it is a season for a purpose.
2. Whom you are waiting with.
It always feels like you are alone in the waiting season, but I am here to remind you that you are not. God is with you, dear one. He says, “I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”(Matthew 28:20)
As you wait, commune with your heavenly father in prayer. His grace is sufficient. He will give you peace.
When waiting, remember that you are waiting with God.
3. You are gold
To God, you are as precious as gold. The season you are in is meant to refine you. Just as gold is repeatedly put into the fire to burn away all impurities, as a follower of Christ, you will endure challenges to refine your character. May we reflect the character of Jesus, just as gold reflects the face of the goldsmith.
That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ1 Peter 1:7
In waiting, remember, you are gold.
4. You can lengthen your waiting season
Do you remember the Israelites in the wilderness? They went through the wilderness for 40 years instead of 40 days. Why? Because of murmuring and complaining. There is power in the tongue. When we murmur, we tend to forget all the good things God has done for us before. How could they forget how the Red Sea opened, and they walked on dry land?
By complaining, we not only forget but also increase our chances of lengthening our season.
Instead of complaining, praise and glorify God for his good works in the past.
In waiting, remember to praise God.
Heavenly Father, we are in a waiting season right now. We want to thank you because now we know it is for a purpose, a good one, for that matter. Forgive us for the times we have complained. Remind us when we forget again. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.