Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You now?”
Those are words none of us really like: just wait. But they are words often heard by a disciple. It’s easy to buy into the belief that for the follower of Jesus that we get everything we want but that isn’t always the case: we always get what God wants.
There are certain things that are easily recognizable when it comes to what God wants for us in our daily lives. There are some areas of life where we can readily see what His Will is. In those areas move quickly with divine decisions. The other areas of life where there isn’t a definitive direction, just wait for God’s timing.
When we wait we not only practice patience but we practice trust. Being impatient and impetuous gets us into trouble and proves our lack of faith. Faith isn’t just running out and doing something; it’s best demonstrated in waiting for God’s timing. Faith is putting Gods word in our lives into action, which is sometimes being still.
When it comes to our being devoted, God is not swayed by our actions but our obedience . The hardest thing for any of us to do may be to just wait for His perfect timing.
Is there something that God is asking you to trust Him with?
How are you being impatient?
What does being patient feel like to you? Why is it difficult?
What is God teaching you through waiting?
“And so, after waiting patiently, Abraham obtained the promise.”
Hebrews 6:15 HCSB
“I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.”
Psalms 40:1 HCSB