Waiting on God
How many times have you been taught to “Wait on God”? Wait on God is the response we give for everything and to everyone. And this is the best advice we can offer humanity in it’s reckless sinful state right?
Moses waited 40 years in the desert to be called by God after killing a man.
Elijah waited on rain and Gods provision as he battled heavy opposition.
Joseph waited decades for God to manifest his dream into a colorful reality to save the nation of Israel from famine.
Hannah waited on God for a baby.
I could go on and on with great stories to warm our souls with “You go girl”. But! What about the heart that says I’m waiting on God but is really afraid to move, act, or prepare for. I’m guilty of this in so many ways. I realized that I was abusing the “Wait on God” recourse. I would use that reply when questioned with reality? “Oh I’m waiting on God”…………
My favorite reply even to my children when I didn’t have the heart to pummel through fear and paralyzation was to shush everyone with a term, I wasn’t really grabbing hold of. Truth is, I was waiting on me and other humans, not God. Waiting on God looks like movement in the desert, forgetting the former things of Old and pressing into the future. Waiting on God is having uncomfortable moments, and stepping on to water while your boat is floating behind you. Waiting on God is preparing for the future while detached from the past and pain of yesterday. Waiting on God isn’t a mantra or redemption tweet, it’s a real life style choice with no fear, insecurity, manipulation, self absorption, doubt, or regret.
Waiting on God, is clinging to that dream, vision, whisper, or word he gave you. It’s not a stagnate idle wait where you do nothing. It’s a movement of preparing for him to provide whatever he promised he would bring forth, no matter what. It may be a week, a day, an hour, years, or half a lifetime wait. Jesus did not wait for his crucifixion doing nothing, he prepared the disciples, taught on advancing Gods kingdom, healed the sick, rebuked demons, partied, socialized with women, and glorified his father in heaven. Waiting on God is faithfully moving forward in preparation and peace in the assurance that God is up to something great, not an idle seat at the table of comfort and playing it safe.
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” Isaiah 43:18-19