It’s hard to wait on God to do something. You pray the prayers and engage your faith yet you wait. I don’t know about you but I’m not any good at waiting.
I have even found myself telling God how He could get something done. Yeah, I’m sure He had a good laugh at that one. I had a pastor once that liked to say that there is a God and we ain’t Him. It’s funny how we can forget that little fact.
I’m good at figuring things out for God but the truth is that I have no clue and I’m certainly not God. For me, it’s hard not being in control. The waiting and seeing nothing change is quite frustrating. It’s like you see where you want to be and simply want to get from Point A to Point B.
God doesn’t work like that.
If there is one thing I think I have learned in time I have had to wait on God is that He has his own timing and ways in answering prayers. It is evident that to answer prayer which involves people that God won’t force people to do things. There is still that wildcard of free will. This is where some times where God has to work in His mysterious ways. The dynamics of everything working together can get quite complicated.
So I’m still waiting. What can I possibly do while I’m waiting?
- Accept it. There’s nothing I can do to change it. Even if I did I could make it worse. The best I can do is be where I am now.
- Keep the faith. Faith can waver. Some days it’s really strong and other days it needs a little boost. What helps me is to look back when God has helped in the past.
- Be thankful. Instead of constantly asking and repeating my petition it is good to be thankful on how I got to this point. Being thankful actually strengthens your faith.
- Be ready. Look for the answer and be ready when God opens the door.
It’s hard not being in control but it’s better to let God do His job. Nothing surprises God and it’s certain you would never hear him say “Oops”. He knows what He is doing.
Another good thing about God is even if we get in the way and mess things up, God can still take our mess and work it out. Of course, it could delay things but He’s still able to work it out.
Do I like waiting? Heck no. I see the answer but there is no way to it yet. I have to keep calm and not stress out about it. It’s a delicate balance. I have also reminded myself of times past when I thought I knew the plan but it turned out differently but later saw how it worked out like it should.
Yeah, I think I’m going to let God do His thing and try to stay out His way.