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.
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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