PATIENCE. I’m just not sure that any of us are born with this ability. Yet, it’s something we all must develop if we plan to accomplish anything great. Why? Because life is full of waiting seasons. However, waiting never seems to be easy for most of us.
Before we ever even breathe our first breath we find ourselves waiting. Typically for nearly nine months we remain in our mother’s womb as our parent’s anxiously await our earthly arrival. I’m sure most of us were kicking and screaming to be delivered earlier than expected. But, God knew what was best.
When you’re very young you can’t wait to grow up. You can’t wait stay up later. You can’t wait to get your driver’s license. You can’t wait to get out of school and control your own destiny. Most of us just had no idea that we were living the good life with no bills, no job, and no adult problems.
As we get older we discover that waiting is still a part of life. In fact, as we grow wiser we discover that waiting is a necessary part of life. For example, we learn that if we can’t afford something its best we wait until we can to purchase it. Before we jump into marriage we need to make sure that we’re ready to make that lifelong commitment. Before we just jump into any career we need take time to know we are pursuing something we enjoy.
Now, at this point in my life I thought most of my waiting would be over. But, here I sit constantly waiting for many things to happen in God’s perfect timing. While I’ve not reached any point where waiting was easy I have come to realize that waiting is absolutely necessary. You see, I would rather wait on God’s perfect plan than to run ahead with my own any day. I encourage you to not be afraid to wait. For I believe with all my heart that good things do come for those who wait on the Lord. Seek to do things His way and wait on His perfect timing.
(Isaiah 40:31) But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
*Craig Crosby is the Senior Pastor @ Refuge Church of Walterboro, SC. Find out more information and listen to past sermons by going to http://www.RefugeChurch.org.