Hurry up & Wait
We want it NOW. Waiting is not a common trait for most of us. We see it, and we want it. We think it and we want it to happen that way. We know we need to lose 10 lbs, and we expect it will happen sometime in the next 7 days. I am sure each of you can come up with your list of ‘can’t waits’.
I am in the middle of one of these inward ‘can’t waits’. And I am growing very weary. It seems that every day that passes, the resolution is even further away than the day before.
I pray and then I pray some more. I am definitely in a “hurry up and wait” mode. I am reminded of the traffic in Lagos Nigeria. The often heard phrase is: “I was in a go slow”. And that is where I am - In a major “Go Slow”.
Doesn’t God hear my prayer? Oh, I’m sure He does, but obviously He must be growing weary!
Listen to Isaiah 40:28- 31
“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak. And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the ‘teenagers’ (my italics) shall faint and be weary. And young men shall utterly fall. But those who WAIT upon 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”.
Someone has said, ‘Waiting on God is not so much about TIME, but ATTITUDE.’
Today I will inwardly wait -
keep my focus upward for strength -
and outwardly walk & run.
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