there is purpose in the waiting
we all desire instant gratification. most people don’t stick to their New Years resolutions because they want to see change to happen right away, and when it doesn’t, they get discouraged. we all have big dreams that we want to accomplish and relationships that we would love to have, but there is purpose in the waiting. you may find yourself asking God, “why wait when you can just give it to me now?” but God has repeatedly shown us that the waiting season is a crucial part of our journey to fulfill God’s purposes for us.
God is unendingly patient with us. in turn, he asks us to practice patience among others. patience displays that we are following God’s plan and timeline rather than our own and that we have abandoned our own ideas about how the world should work. our waiting season is part of God’s process to prepare us for HIS great plans. it’s through the waiting that we learn to stand strong in God (isaiah 40:31), endure difficulties, and grow our faith in him alone.
it’s tempting to take matters into our own hands in the midst of trial, but we MUST stay faithful to what God has asked us to do. when we stay faithful in the things that God has asked us to do, he will be faithful to fulfill his promises to us. if bible characters like abraham, jacob, david, joseph had given up on their waiting season, they would never have lived to see God’s promise fulfilled in their lives.
God has promises for your life that he wants to fulfill. he has plans for your life beyond what you can see or imagine (1 corinthians 2:9). your waiting season is the bridge that connects you to God’s beautiful plan for your life. lamentations 3:25 says, “the Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” so remember, there is purpose in the waiting.