Have you ever wanted something to happen RIGHT NOW but it seems to be blocked at every turn? Well, you’re not alone in that experience. The Bible tells us that God will give us the desires of our heart but it doesn’t say when. That’s where the frustration comes in. We whine, throw tantrums and question God by saying things like “WHY IS IT TAKING SO LONG!?” The frustration can be so overwhelming that we feel like simply giving up on the promise being fulfilled.
At the height of my frustration, anger and disappointment about the necessary process that would lead to my promise, I sat still and quiet so I could hear from God. I needed help to understand what to do next. What I heard was “WAIT.” Cue eye roll. That’s not the answer I wanted to hear, but it’s exactly what I had to do.
The fact of the matter is that in many situations, we have no control over the outcome so we must wait. The choice we have is how we wait. Here are our choices…
W– Whine or Worry about the situation or Worship God for who He is
A– Align with His will or Allow anger to cause loss of focus
I– Interfere with the process or Invest time & energy in preparing for the blessing
T– Thank God in advance or Throw a tantrum
How will you wait?
“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3