In the Wait
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.
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”.
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?