The Waiting Game….
Just recently, I really stepped out in faith. I recently felt it laid on my heart to serve a particular community. One thing our family our family has wanted to do more of this year is to give back more of our time and our gifts to the local community. I filled out an application first. Normally I would have submitted it promptly, but instead something told me to sit back and pray on it for a couple of weeks. My flesh did not like this idea because I see it and want to dive in, but I chose to submit my heart to God and prayed for strategic wisdom. God laid it on my heart to pray for a heart change so I did. The funny thing is the original area I thought we should serve in has completely transformed and changed into something completely different. My heart was so tender as I became open to receiving His direction. I am so glad I did, otherwise I would completely be missing the opportunity and the ability for God to use me and our family in building and impacting lives around us as He saw fit. It is much more than just about me, it is about what He purposes us to do!
Moral of the story:
Friends, it is not good enough to serve your own agenda and purpose. Love is about servitude and servitude should never be self-seeking. Just because the opportunity seems right at the time, doesn’t necessarily make it so. I implore and encourage that before you make any important decision, take some time to pray and ask for wisdom. If it is the right door, God not man will encourage you to do so. When it is time, you will know what door to open or path to take. Sometimes ‘wait’ is an action step worth taking. Sometimes the answer is not ‘yes’ or ‘no’, sometimes it is ‘wait’. We have to learn when to step back and be okay with waiting. God needs time to work in your life and for what it is He is purposing for you to do. He is never an out of season God. God’s season for your life is always perfect. The season of ‘wait’ might require more faith, but the reward of obedience may be far more worth it than seemingly instant gratification in the here and now. Embrace your waiting period, it will build your patience and trust for the right time. Love you friends! Until next time…