Waiting on God?

People in general do not like to wait, yet it’s safe to say that we  spend a lot of our time waiting.  Probably all of us are waiting for something at this very moment.  You might be waiting for a new job or a new contract.  You might be waiting to see if you get a loan to buy a car or house. You might even be waiting for the right girl or guy to marry.  We all have to wait whether we like it or not and one of the hardest things we will have to do on this earth is to wait on God.  If you are seeking God about anything, there are 3 things you should commit to do.

The first thing you should do is to be faithful. The things you do every day, especially the little things that make up the routine of life, those are the seeds of your future that you sow every day. Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.”  This verse challenges us to take seriously the ordinary responsibilities of life and make sure we do them right. Many of us spend a lot of time day wishing that we were someone else and in some other place and get tired on our daily tasks.  But we should do everything unto the Lord whether it is washing dishes, being a school teacher or being a surgeon – do it right.  Martin Luther King, Jr. put it this way: “Whatever your life’s work is, do it well. If you are a street sweeper, sweep streets like Michelangelo painted pictures, like Beethoven composed music; do it so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will have to pause and say, “Here lived a great street sweeper, who swept his job well.”

The second thing you must do is to always be ready. You don’t know when God will move on your behalf.  God didn’t invent the clock – man did.  God sees you, He has heard your prayer and you must believe that He is working things out for your good behind the scenes.  Keep the faith and show God that you are committed to Him and you trust Him.  Keep your eyes upon Jesus and be ready at all times.  Your dream could be just one prayer away.

The third thing is to be bold and courageous.  Go boldly before the throne of grace and lay your petitions at the Lord’s feet. Do a little self talk and remind yourself that God loves you and He has great plans for you.  God’s delays are not denials.  Don’t allow your present circumstances to hold you captive. Speak out boldly declare that nothing is impossible with God and stand firm on His promises.

Isaiah 40:31 “They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  If you are waiting on God be faithful, be ready, and last but not least, be bold and courageous and your reward will be great.