I have yet to meet a person who enjoys waiting. I know I don’t, and we live in a society that insists on everything being instant! Yet, Patience is described as a ”spiritual fruit” in the Bible, a fruit that every follower of Christ should exemplify in our everyday living. There’s no wonder why it’s essential that we learn to wait on God because waiting on answered prayers to manifest is one of the best ways to develop the fruit of patience in our lives.
Waiting is important because it is a breeding ground that can encourage the development and maturation of faith. Yet waiting can also become a breeding ground for worry. Therefore, I am learning to be intentional with my thought life while I wait. I realize that if I am exposing myself to opposing thoughts and/or entertaining negative self-dialog, it will be difficult for my faith to develop a strong enough “root-system” to endure through the waiting seasons, and endurance is necessary.
Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that He has promised.
Tonight, my question to you is, are you waiting well? Waiting well takes intentionality. Here are some of the things that I do to wait intentionally:
- Meditating on Scriptures and speaking them as Affirmations to remind me of God’s faithfulness. A quick Google search will provide you with verses to fuel your faith daily
- Daily Devotional reading. My favorite App for devotionals is YouVerson, they have an abundance of devotional plans to encourage spiritual growth.
- Practice Obedience. This means continuing to be faithful where God has me planted.
As Always, I am praying for you that you keep your hope ALIVE!