Be Patient: Wait On God
3 years ago Evangelical Ministry 0
We know certainly that there are good things you are expecting in this life. Things like money, good employment, visa, personal business, B.Sc/Masters/PhD degrees, spouse, children, good health, house, car, landed property, promotion, genuine friends, spiritual growth, and so many others. These are good and worth having.
Quite often, your needs don’t come at the time your desired them. You cry, struggle, and do all you can to make it happen, yet success is not attained. You become frustrated and mad! You just want to give up as things are not working out. It seems all hope is gone!
The Good News:
Your good effort will not be in vain. It shall be rewarded. In Isaiah 3:10, God said, “Tell the righteous that it shall be well with them, for they shall eat the fruit of their doings.” God shall answer your prayers. But one thing you must do now is to be patient and wait on God. He wants you to cast your trust on Him and not give up!
Why Should I Wait On God?
1. He is a faithful God:
He will surely fulfill the words which he has spoken. He said that He will never leave you nor forsake you (Hebrews 13:5), and that whatever, the righteous one does shall prosper (Psalm 1:3).
2. God has His own time:
People use to say that “God’s time is the best.” This is true. God makes all things beautiful in their own times (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
3. To attract God’s huge blessings:
God knows the best things you need. What you may be struggling to get now may just be too small compared to what God has in mind to give you (Luke 12:35-40).
4. For renewal of your strength:
The period you are waiting on God is the moment you should grow your relationship with God – get to know Him more. God can use that time to strengthen you in faith and love (Isaiah 40:31).
5. To attest to your obedience to God:
Your commitment to obeying God, and not doing evil to get what you want, can be enough reason for God to answer your prayers (Psalm130:5).
What Should I Be Doing While Waiting On God?
1. Live a holy life (Psalm 128:1-6):
Do not live a sinful and careless life. Be upright in all your conducts. Be confident. Show people that, though your situation is not so good now, you still believe and trust God for whom He is.
2. Develop a growth mindset (Mark 9:23):
All things are possible to him who believes. Change your thoughts that things are difficult, that success will be hard for you. Truly, you can: get that certificate, write that book, own that business, marry that person, get that job, earn that income and change your life.
3. Persist in pursuing your life goals (Ecclesiastes 11:6):
Resist the temptation to give up or to remain idle. For instance, if you failed an exam, reregister for that course, and study hard. If you have been disappointed, try another time or elsewhere.
4. Call on God continually (Luke 18:7-8):
Develop an intimacy with God. Passionately call on Him. Make know your needs to Him. Keep reminding God of your requests. Work and pray. God will answer you.
5. Look out for other opportunities God is bringing (Isaiah 43:19):
It said that ‘When one door closes, another opens.’ So, be vigilant to know what God is doing next. Have good, godly friends that will assist you to know other good things you can do.
God love you and wants your success. Wait on Him and be patient. He will answer you your prayers. Amen.