“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
When I got saved, I struggled with waiting on God. Today, the Lord continues to test me in this area of my life. I’ve always been a control freak. I did everything for myself, I did not like to depend 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 wait and trust Him to do it for me. I cried through the first three years. It’s not fun being chastised by the Lord, but I got through it. You’ve heard of toddlers and the terrible 2’s stage? That’s me! 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 checked 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 faced during that season. I was working as a Substitute Teacher for New York City Board of Education while in Graduate School. By faith, I trusted in the Lord for a position at the company I once worked at. In this entry, I applied the word of God to encourage myself while I waited.
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 anxious. The Word of the Lord says “be anxious for nothing but in prayer and supplication make your request known to God,” (Philippians 4:6). I left the interview feeling very hopeful. I felt like I made a good impression on “M.” I emailed my recruiter to ask for “M’s” email address. She said to call her when I get 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 the hand of God, 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! He said,“Greater is He that is with me than he that is in the world,” (1 John 4:4). Heavenly Father, greater is You that is with me than the 12 other 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. Jesus did it for me 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 will never be put to shame. Stressing out will not give me my 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. Then I remind myself of what God has done for me in the past AND He is the same God today. If He did it then, He can do it again. Many of the great men and women of the Bible waited to see the manifestation of God’s promises. They did not lose heart and remained in faith. The most important thing one can do while waiting on God is to remain steadfast. When God is ready, He should find you in faith. Always be in faith and ready to receive God’s promises. 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 could not 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 permit 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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