Waiting, according to a dictionary waiting is “the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens.” Many of us feel like when we have to wait for something, we weren’t heard, which leads us to speculate and overthink if we did or said something wrong. In truth, He hears us. “The eyes of the LORD watch over those who do right, and his ears are open to their prayers. But the LORD turns his face against those who do evil” 1 Peter 3:12 (NLT). Everything we come to Him about, it’s heard and understood.
In most cases, He has us wait for (whatever that may be) many reasons that we wouldn’t be able to comprehend in a short time. It isn’t a bad thing to wait. If you look at it this way, waiting gives a chance for something beautiful to flourish just like it does in nature. If it’s rushed, it will wither quickly and not be beautiful. Let me put it this way. God doesn’t rush you or rush in general. He gives you a choice to obey and wait or do what you wish, and everything can go down the drain. God will do everything in His perfect timing. See what I said? Timing. It’s about His time. The devil can influence your choice to do something that God spoke to wait on. The devil rushes everything. Self-control is virtue.
Sometimes I’ll even think, ‘why hasn’t this happened yet?’ And so forth. I’m positive most of you out there think the same way. You can feel that “something” is right there, but why hasn’t it come to you? Perhaps, to have you learn to take a step back, breathe, and turn it over to God for clarification. When things aren’t clear, we need to give Him to make it clearer to show us a different perspective. I also believe God will want to strengthen our relationship or faith or several things.
I feel as though most of us should take into account God isn’t “punishing” or making you “suffer” (as some will feel like). It will make perfect sense when we give it to God to show us something. “Jesus replied, “You don’t understand now what I am doing, but someday you will” John 13:7 (NLT). When we humble ourselves before Him in humility, letting Him know we need Him, we need His guidance in allowing us to see something clearer. He will not resist us. “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” 1 Peter 5:5 (NLT).
God is allowing us to possibly upgrade ourselves through Him in the waiting season, simply wanting us to wait, or strengthening our faith or confidence in Him, etc. I can tell you the best is yet to come, and we have yet to experience our best days. God will ensure that to us. We must have faith. It is the most painful thing we could probably go through is waiting on God. But it is so worth it.
I want to shed some light that some of us picked up on this habit due to the express world that, for example, your stuff conveniently arrives at the house in as little as two days, it should be between now and the next 24 hours what was asked or prayed for should arrive within that time frame. I’m here to say that’d be nice, but that’s not how God works. You see, it’s on His time and according to His will. Expediting isn’t reasonable with God because time is what will make things beautifully meaningful. Though, I’m not going to say God won’t allow things to happen upon a prayer either immediately. I’ve witnessed the intercession that in my own life in a matter of seconds. But that’s another story.