Thursday, November 28, 2013

Patience While Waiting

Psalm 37:7 – Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; fret not thyself because of Him who prospereth in His way, because of the man who bringeth evil devices to pass.

We presently live in a world that is filled with societal upheavals which breeds persons who do not necessary mind how they get their needs met. There is a mad and inordinate quest for material things and most of them are determined to make ends meet through several crocked ways.

Patience is a word that most individuals have deleted from their personal dictionaries. Patience is Christian virtue, an attribute that is a prerequisite to standing in faith in the Lord. This is so needed because its essence cannot be overemphasized.When we request something from God, there are certain times in God’s wisdom and omniscience; He delays the answer to that request for reasons best known to Him because He is God that knows the end from the beginning.  The scripture tells us that Gods ways are not our ways, neither His thoughts our thoughts. As a believer, when you have a slight delay to receiving your request, understand that God has already answered the request but is waiting for the best time to show forth the manifestation to you.  

In a similar vein, delay to answered prayers happen becauseGod is using the waiting period to prepare you for a greater task ahead. KINDLY NOTE: A period of waiting for a child of 
God is usually a preparation period, a period that God is teaching  you new things as you draw closer to Him; new things that will be useful to you in future.  During this period, your faith increases and you learn more on how to wholly depend on God for your needs, He enjoys the relationship. You mature in the Lord while waiting for an answer to your prayer, and sometime in the future, you will use your experiences to encourage another upcoming believer who might at that time be going through a similar challenge because there won’t be a testimony without a test.

You can develop your patience during the waiting period by constantly filling and renewing your mind with God’s word and promises. Fill your mind with faith filled words. Avoid fretting yourself because of another person’s progress or quick answer to prayers. The truth is that you don’t even want to know what some folks do all in the name of staying relevant. Don’t entertain any kind of discouraging thought; don’t give the devil room in your life so that he will not mislead you.

You are a vessel of honour unto the Lord, He is moulding out the best in you. Waiting upon the Lord yields fruitful results, it is a worthwhile experience that at the end you will have reasons to thank Him for His goodness. I have had some waiting periods in my life that helped in restructuring me to who I am today.

If what you are waiting on the Lord for is His will for your life, never bother yourself, the answer will come and you will be better empowered to handle it. Don’t be jumpy or sad, trust the Master, He knows what is best for you and you will not have anything less in Jesus name.

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