There is a set time for all things…
Have you found yourself like I have at times wishing you were at the drive thru of life. We roll up to the speaker box, make our request known to progress to the next point at this drive thru to pay and receive our request. Then the attendent may either hand you your request or ask you to pull forward to wait for it.
Most times when requests are made known to God we have a time of waiting to receive them. As I was counceled on once that God hears the request when its made, then there is a prepararion time from when the request was made until the time in which it appears.
We all are waiting on different things. It could be waiting for a job, waiting for a pay raise, a car repair, a spouse, a home of your own, etc. It is what we do in the waiting that makes all the difference.
As its been said by many that waiting is not the act of not doing nothing. Waiting is the time in which we can be most productive.
In the waiting we can grow in the gifts, talents and abilities God has instilled in us. Learn a new ability like an instrument or language. Begin to grow in character and integrity and mature in places in your personal life.
But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
Romans 8:25 NASB
While we do these things it gets us out of focusing on what we requested and seeking just the hand of God, to seeking His face and His heart. He wants us to eagerly wait for things from Him in patience with the way He goes about bringing it to be.
We live in a time and world where yes even I got caught up in instant gratification. I asked and I want it now kind of thinking. When God says ok my child I hear your request, I check my will for your life and now you must be prepared to handle what you ask for, before I bring it to pass.
Waiting can be portrayed as something daunting, when in reality and from the God perspective it will forever be always worth it.
Wait patiently for all you ask for from God. He has a way to reveal to you if what you ask is in the plan for your life. Trust Him, have faith in the timing of God.