One word that people don’t want to hear is “wait”. Yet it is constant in our daily activities: we wait in traffic, we wait at the airport, we wait for bus, we wait for results, we wait for investment to mature, we wait for our sweethearts, etc. We wait for physical things, things that are not so important in the sight of God. However, when it comes to our relationship with God, we expect him to answer immediately. About three years ago, I was on transit and we were told to wait for two hours in Rome because the weather was bad. None of us complained as it was something we had no control over. We waited with expectancy knowing that when the weather gets better, we will fly home safely. Friend, I believe this is how God’s works; He waits for everything to fall in place before He supplies our need.
God has set time for every activity under heaven. There is time to sow, and time to reap. There is time to get pregnant, and time to give birth. The truth is God’s calendar doesn’t work like ours. He waits for the right time to supply our needs. All you need to do is to WAIT PATIENTLY ON THE LORD. The scripture says God has made everything beautiful for its own time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).
We are living in a “fast forward” society where things keep changing each day. If we are not careful, we may be tempted to live like the rest of the world. In the scriptures, Elijah sent message to king Ahab that he should run because the rain was coming. King Ahab took the lead on his chariot but when Elijah started to run, the scripture says he outran King Ahab who was on his chariot. This tells us that with the help of the Holy Spirit, we can do things faster than the rest of the world. Don’t follow the multitude to do evil, or to do things that are contrary to what God wants you to do. Notice king Ahab had chariot, and he took the lead. He was moving fast. Yet Elijah got to the destination before he did.
People around you may be rushing to get things done but when you wait for the Lord, at the right time, He will give you special strength to outrun those who have taken the lead.
I will close with this:
This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 2:3, NLT)