In the Wait

 

What are you searching for?

I remember when I was searching for a different job.  I had a job that met my needs, but did not leave me fulfilled.  I was searching for more.  However, I searched off and on for almost four years before I found the job I was seeking.  Then I thought I’d found my dream job, but it wasn’t the dream I imagined it was.  I was quickly left disheartened, discouraged and wondering if this was where I was supposed to be.

When that job suddenly ended, I sought God and in just a few short months he placed me where I am.  I feel in my heart as if I’m home, although neither I nor those I work with are perfect.

It is easy to grow discouraged when things do not work out the way we want

I have a loved one on this same journey of not feeling fulfilled and looking for a change.  This person has been searching for over two years and grows very discouraged at times.

I don’t know why God makes us wait so long at times.  Mama says that “God has to move the other pieces to make way for us”.

I believe she is right.  I know sometimes he also provides stepping stones for us, as he did in that dream job.  Without my time there, I would not be able to hold the job I have today.

Dr. Charles Stanley says that “we must be willing to wait upon God in prayer”.   In 2 Peter 3:8 we are told that “with the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day”.

Do you wait on God in prayer?

I don’t always understand God’s ways, but I have learned to wait upon God and to praise him.  That doesn’t mean there aren’t times when I don’t grow discouraged, disillusioned, anxious, frustrated or irritated without waiting, but I believe that God has a reason for making us wait.

After all we are promised that God’s timing is perfect.   Acts 1:7 says, “It is not for you to know the times or dates the Father has set by His own authority.”

What are you waiting for?  Do you praise God in the wait?