Merriam Webster defines the word “wait” as to stay in place in expectation. I know that all of us have callings on our lives and things we feel like God has called us to do with our lives and yet we are still waiting…..
The key to waiting is this – in the waiting, pray and prepare yourself for the next step. I heard a message this morning that gave 3 great steps to waiting.
1. Wait expectantly. – Wait and pray knowing beyond the shadow of doubt that God is going to do SOMETHING.
2. Wait quietly. – Haters are all around. Wait and pray without running your mouth (can anyone say, “guilty!”). He has everything under control. He doesn’t need you or anyone else second guessing his timing.
3. Wait confidently. – Merriam Webster defines confidence as being certain. Be certain that He is working His plans out for you already. All you have to do is be ready when the time comes to move out in the calling.
**The steps belong to Steve Blair from Church of the Highlands, the comments are mine :-)
God has something huge in mind for all of us, but we talk ourselves out of the calling when they don’t happen on OUR TIMETABLE! For some of us, if He put us where we thought we needed to be right now… we would fall on our faces. We are not ready!
God even did this in the life of Sarah. God could have caused her to get pregnant immediately, but He didn’t. There was an appointed time. She had to be ready for the move of God in her life… literally.
So, in the waiting… pray, prepare and be ready when He does move.
Verses to hold on to!
I pray to God-my life a prayer-and wait for what he’ll say and do. – Ps. 130:5
But me, I’m not giving up. I’m sticking around to see what God will do. I’m waiting for God to make things right. I’m counting on God to listen to me. Micah 7:7