When I received the prompt for this blog post, the question posed to me was Why wait? My first instinct was to go straight to Isaiah 40:31, “they that wait on the Lord…” easy enough right? But I felt something tell me that the answer was simpler than that and not that deep. The answer was as simple as “YOU’RE NOT READY”. It came across loud and clear. There is a process of preparation before the manifestation of your destiny.
The Bible likens the growth process of Christians to that of baby, on several occasions, (Hebrews 5:12-13 and 1 Peter 2:1-3) to name a few. The process of growing in patience is no different. Much like the maturation process of children inside their mother, we as Christians are constantly being shaped and developed by our surroundings. Like the baby in the mother’s womb, we are being shaped for what God has called us to do. Like it says in Romans 5:4, the trials and tribulations we face produce perseverance, perseverance produces character, and character produces hope. As we develop in our faith and our abilities we are able to do more, and ultimately God is able to trust us with more as well (Luke 16:10).
Often times we forget that God has our best interest at heart. Whether it’s because of bad experiences, broken promises or other incidents, we have to remember that what God has for us is not meant to destroy us (2 Peter 3:9). His plans for us are to have prosperity and hope, not to harm or destroy (Jeremiah 29:11). And because of this, we can put our faith, our trust, and our hope in God’s plans for our lives.
So, when God tells us to wait, we know it is because God will not give us more than we can bear (1 Corinthians 10:13) and allow us to be destroyed by His blessings. And in times where we are being called to wait, we must rest in the Lord and his ability to work on our behalf (Psalm 46:10). But know full well there will be a time for us to move and know that God has given us the power to operate fully in whatever capacity He has called us (2 Timothy 1:7). Because they that 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 (Isaiah 40:31).