Some people are blessed with patience, but most of us are fairly impatient especially concerning the things we want. In fact, many are calling this the generation of “instant gratification.” The trouble with this perspective is that we will go after the things we want, but not necessarily receive the things we need.
In Genesis 25:27-33 Esau gives up his entire future blessings for some stew! Doesn’t that just blow your mind? He gave up so much for so little. That’s what happens when we give in to instant gratification. We give up what’s important for what’s immediate.
While I would say that I’ve been so blessed over the years, I’m learning now that sometimes God just wants us to wait for things. I believe that He answers prayers….always. But there are times when He just wants us to wait on Him because He has something better in store for us. Other times, He wants us to wait because either we’re not ready or He’s not ready for us.
When we wait on God and His timing, it causes us not to do things on our own, but instead we get the blessing of seeing God at work, His will unfold, and seeing Him make things happen for us. Right now, I’m facing one of those times when I’ve placed everything in God’s hands… So I’m waiting. I believe what He has in store for us is greater than anything that I can conceive.
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. (Psalms 27:14 KJV)