3 reasons God asks you to wait

Psalm 130:5The man in the car beside me honked his horn and raised his hands in frustration. It was rush hour on a Tuesday afternoon. We were both in the middle of four lanes merging into two.

He was clearly upset that traffic was not moving fast. There was not a thing he could do about it, but he continued to honk his horn and raise his arms in disgust.

I find myself in a position like this man. I have a dream. I have planned, set goals and created a map to reach my dream. I am ready to move forward, but God is asking me to wait.

Waiting is hard, especially when God asks us too. From standing in line at the grocery store to waiting for a future spouse, we participate in the not so pleasant game of waiting.

David knew what it was like to wait. He was in a holding pattern for many years after being anointed the future king of Israel. He had the good fortune to work in the king’s court as a musician that allowed him to observe and learn from the king.

This ended when the king’s jealousy towards David grew causing him to flee for his life. The future he had been preparing for was now on hold.

God could give us anything we desire the minute we ask, and He wants to give them to us. But sometimes, he wants us to wait.

While we have our eyes focused on the destination, we forget the importance of the journey. This is where God wants to teach and mold us so that we are prepared when we reach our destination.

Spiritual Growth
During David’s time in exile, he learned to depend on God. His relationship with God grew deeper.

2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen

When we are in a holding pattern, God is asking us to give Him our heart’s desires. When we let go, we learn to rely totally on God.

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5 thoughts on “3 reasons God asks you to wait

  1. I was drawn to your title since I’ve been in a long waiting period and find inspiration from you words today as I feel impatience sneaking in again! King David’s story helps me to know God will surely use me in His own time!! Visiting from #IntentionalTuesday

    1. Hi Kathy

      I was talking about this at Bible study the other night and someone questions if we could think of anyone in the Bible that did not have to wait. We could not think of one person. I know waiting can be hard. I pray that God will give you peace during your wait.

  2. The problem we run into with reading the great stories of the Bible is that we can skip quickly to the end. Joseph becomes prime minister; David becomes king; Moses leads the people out of Israel; Paul becomes a Christian. We don’t feel the tension of the long periods of waiting and faith that it took for the people who experienced these events. Waiting is probably the hardest thing we do, but reading these accounts reminds us that we are never forgotten by our heavenly father even when we don’t get what we want in our timetable. thanks for this post!

    1. Hi Karen

      So true. We don’t feel their anxiety of waiting. But we can look to their faith during the wait. Thank you for stopping by.

  3. I wait for the Lord, day-by-day, and I trust Him and that’s all I can do. It’s the only way that we can easily and strongly enter Heaven. That’s what I count on IMMEDIATELY!! Thank you for sharing.

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