My Last blog was on Changing Direction and one of the Hardest things to do in this process is – WAITING. Waiting can be extremely Hard – but sometimes it is what God is requiring of us so that he can do His work. The Book my wife has asked me to read has this Chapter on just this topic – WAITING.
I had written in the last Blog that if you are comfortable – then you might be in the wrong spot. Then I thought about that – waiting can make you extremely uncomfortable – so that may be the spot you need to be at.
Quote from the book – “Are you in God’s Waiting room?? If so, here is what you need to know: While you wait, God Works.”
“To wait, biblically speaking is not to assume the worst, worry, fret, make demands, or take control. Nor is waiting inactivity…. Waiting is a sustained effort to stay focused on God through prayer and belief. To wait is to “rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him… Not fret (Ps. 37:7).”
This Chapter shared this story of Daniel in Prayer for 21 days and was getting inpatient on the result… It just so happens that while he was in Prayer the Angel Michael had been at work the whole time battling the enemy… So remember if the answer does not come right away – that just means God is at work for you and there may be this extremely important waiting period.
Here are a couple of great questions that the Chapter finished with… What if you give up? Lose Faith? Walk away?
“Don’t. For heaven’s sake, don’t. All of heaven is warring on your behalf. Above and around you at this very instant, God’s Messengers are at work.”
It finished with this great scripture: Isaiah 40:31
Those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Just remember this and God will do his mighty works through you…