|SCRIPTURE TEXT: “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, PATIENCE, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and SELF-CONTROL. There is no law against this things!—Galatians 5:22-23|
Waiting can and is a very painful, annoying, and frustrating experience. But if we want to grow in the Lord we must apply the principle of waiting. As Christians, this is one of the principles and a principal virtue we must espouse.
Four things to practice in order to apply yourself to this principle:
To wait on God means to put your whole trust and confidence in Him in the midst of great adversaries, pain, and trouble. We should not put our faith in men, positions, connections, and status. We should not run ahead of God. We must not try to help ourselves like Abraham and Sarah did when God promised them a child. Instead, we should wait for God to come through for us. Let allow God to take control of our situations.
Remain calm and still for the plans of God to come to pass in our lives. Job remained calm in all his struggles and God rewarded him abundantly.
Allow God to speak to us before we make a move. Before we embark on any life endeavor; be it a job, business, marriage, etc. Let allow God to speak to us while we wait. Isaiah 40:31 teaches us that those who wait upon the Lord will have their strength renewed. May the Lord grant us the patience to wait upon Him.
PRAYER: Dear God, give me the grace and strength to wait upon You in every situation I find myself. Amen
SOURCE: INSPIRED BY REV. FATHER C.N.N ASHONG