We don’t like to wait.
I know that statement may seem a bit “cut-and-dry”, but sometimes you just have to keep it 100% real.
Our current society cannot stand to wait. I have discussed it in previous blog entries & my observations have not changed. I’ll even include myself. We do not feel waiting is necessary.
From mobile ordering to express shipping. From streaming to even relationships, we just do not want to be patient.
It’s almost like if we wait we think we will turn into a pillar of salt. Ironically, the person that did happen to received that fate from disobedience, and not waiting sometimes falls right into that category.
Look at some of the Bible favs. David had to wait until Saul died to be made king. Esther had to go through a year of preparation before even meeting the king so she could be his wife. When Moses came back to Egypt to save the Israelites there was a whole new generation. Even Jesus had to wait a certain amount of time before stepping into ministry.
My point is, timing is everything and because we don’t like to wait on God’s timing we sometimes mess up or even further delay what God has for us.
I began working on my book in 2017. It was not released until October 2018, and it was late October at that. I had to be patient for it to have the correct quality, for it to send the right message, and for it to have the right spirit. It was not just about me. It was about the effect it would have on others as well.
That’s why I am so grateful that it is doing well and able to be shared with others in various ways. My waiting was not a punishment. It was actually preparation.
As it says in Galatians 6:9, "So let's not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don't give up." (NLT)
So, learn to wait on God and know that he knows best. Think of it this way, gold has to even go through a process and it is God’s will for you shine.