“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
Waiting has been one of my biggest weaknesses, and for that reason, I believe the Lord tested me the most in this area of my life. I was a control freak when it came to my life. I did everything myself because I didn’t like to rely on others. Can you imagine what it’s like for a new believer to surrender completely to the Lord with this mindset? LOL, the first five years of my walk with Christ was an emotional rollercoaster. God deliberately placed me in situations where I had to learn to wait and trust Him to come through for me. I cried through the first three years. Being chastised by the Lord was not fun, but I got through it. I was like a toddler (terrible 2’s) learning to be obedient, something I knew nothing about. I’m not kidding when I say I’ve come a long way. To God be the glory for great things He has done. Last week I started the Journal-Chronicle Series: Finding Your Why. If you haven’t check it out, please do.
This week I skipped a few entries to April 6, 2016. I wanted to focus on one of the many problems I was dealing with at the time. I was working as a Substitute Teacher for Board of Education while in Graduate School. I was trusting in the Lord for a position (of my heart desire) at my previous company where I was laid off. This entry details how I felt after I went on the second interview. How I used the word of God to minister back to myself to calm my nerves and emotions.
April 6, 2016
Today as I sit in the library and continue to believe in God for this position. I can’t help but be a little anxious which the tells us to be anxious for nothing but with prayer and supplication make your request known to God. (Philippians 4:6) I left the interview feeling very hopeful. I feel like I made a good impression on “M.” I emailed my recruiter to ask for “M’s” email address. She told me to call her when I had a chance. I called at lunch and left her a message. I’m not going to harass her, and I’m not going to stress myself out either. I did get to send an email to the second interviewer. I refuse to stress over something I have no control over. It’s in God’s hand, I’ve done my part, and now I need God to do His. I need Him to meet me at the point of my need. I have turned over a new leaf in life which involves patience. Patience has been my biggest struggle over the years.
So in the name of Jesus, I will be still and know that He is God. He said, ” Greater is He that is with me than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4) Lord greater is You that is with me than the 12 candidates they are interviewing for this position. At this point, I’m going to trust in God even more because only He can do it for me. Which Jesus already did over 2,000 years ago on the cross through the blood of Jesus. The blood of Jesus will speak for me. The blood of Jesus is working on my behalf. My God will come through for me. He has never failed me. He said those who trust in Him would never be put to shame. Me stressing out will not get me an answer quicker.
I will be still and know that He is God!
My Conclusion today:
Waiting on God is never easy. Does it get better with time yes! Waiting on God today has gotten a lot better for me. I still have my what ‘if’ moments. But then I remind myself of what God has done for me in the past. I remind myself He is same God today. If He did it then He can surely do it, again. Many of the great men and women of the Bible waited on God to see His promises manifest in their lives. They didn’t lose heart, but they remained in faith. The most important thing one can do while waiting on God is to remain faith. You don’t want when God shows up you’re not in faith to receive what He promised to do in your life. You can only receive from God what your faith will permit. Jesus did not do many miracles in His hometown because of the lack of faith. It’s not that He couldn’t or did not want to, but the Bible says, “Now He did not do many mighty works there
because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13:58) He showed up there to do miracles but their faith did not allow Him to do so. They rejected Him in Nazareth! I pray that will not be your portion in the name of Jesus.
What do you usually do during the waiting on period?
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Until next time God Bless you richly for reading 🙂
The continuation of this series will pick up next Wednesday.