In life, we must wait for almost everything or shall I say the best things. We have to wait to finish school; wait for the right job to come along; wait for our careers to take off; wait for our ministry to flourish; wait for each payday; wait for our business to turn a profit while it seems as though we’re losing money; wait for success; wait for the wealth; wait for the extra weight to drop off while dieting here and there (LOL); wait for that special one; wait for the day to walk down the aisle and say “I do”; wait for babies to be born; wait for the right timing and then some.
I’ve learned that everything in life requires a process. Not everything we desire comes as easy as we’d like; there are some things we simply must wait for, some things we must mature for, and there are some things that first requires growth. I’ve learned that the best things are worth waiting for. No one ever said the wait would be easy but once that thing you’ve waited so long for comes into fruition you will experience what I like to call an “ah ha” moment, you then realize why you had to wait and that it was good for you to wait. The bible tells us in James 1:17 NLT “Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father.”
So, you may be asking, what do I do while waiting? Do what Philippians 4:6-7 says “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand and His peace will guard our hearts and minds as we live in Christ Jesus.” Seek God about what you should be doing while you’re waiting as Matthew 6:33 tells us for we all know there is much work to be done for the Kingdom of God. If we don’t pray, if we don’t seek God, then we open the door to frustration, bitterness, anger, stress, depression, and worry, and y’all, I’m speaking from experience, I have the extra weight to prove it; then here comes that stupid devil whispering in your ear to give up, or perhaps give in, or call it quits or go back to what’s familiar (“Going back to what’s familiar” coming soon to a bookstore near you in Jesus Name); but I there you to “trust in the Lord with all thine heart and do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take.” Proverbs 3:5NLT. Remember, though the wait is not easy, it will all be worth it!