How many times have you had to “wait” in your daily life this week? The average American spends 42-57 minutes a day……..waiting………..From the phone ringing, to sitting at a red light. Riding and elevator, or standing in line. It seems as if God is always working on us while we wait. The more technology and society advances, the less patient we become. People who spend great amounts of time in front of a computer, often become less patient with human interaction. What does this mean for us? Should we look at waiting from a different perspective?
Waiting on God is not laziness or indifference. Waiting means I am ready to obey His command. Waiting on Him means I have so ordered the command center of my life that nothing will conflict with the will of God when He speaks or directs. Waiting means the Christian is alert, listening, dressed, and ready to obey His Master. We wait while God works. One of the areas where He works is deep within us. It takes time for Him to teach us patience in waiting. He has made us to become “partakers of the divine nature” (2 Peter 1:4).
He is busy at work. What is He doing? “For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust. Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness, and in your godliness, brotherly kindness, and in your brotherly kindness, love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they render you neither useless nor unfruitful in the true knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 1:4-8).
God cannot and will not invite us to join Him in what He is doing until He has us ready. Terrible things happen when we run ahead of Him to do His work. Our works, without His working, falls to the ground prematurely and rots!
God is busy preparing something for those who love Him and wait upon Him that eyes have never seen and ear has not heard, things that have never entered into the hearts or imaginations which only the Spirit of God can do.
Are you patiently waiting upon Him? When He calls, let’s be ready to answer, and say, here I am… send me..
Are you willing to wait until He speaks? Are you making yourself available to Him? God works with, in, and through those who wait on Him. Are you available? That is all He asks of you and me right now.
-Jason (waiting on the Lord right now…..)