And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
At times I get extremely frustrated when I find myself having to wait in long lines.
I become nervous when I have to wait at the doctor’s office. I bite my nails, squirm on the table, and check the time on my phone constantly.
You get the picture.
Waiting is challenging for me, as it is probably for others.
And no one enjoys having to wait, but it is certainly a part of life. There are lessons to be learned.
I believe that we learn to be patient, if we are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.
Also, I believe that we find purpose by committing those minutes of our day to God. While we wait, we can pray for others and pray for ourselves, allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us into individuals who know how to wait well.
So, what should we do while we wait?
- Continue to read the Word.
- Seek God’s will.
- Declare the scriptures over your situation.
- Listen to some good worship music.
- Try to achieve something…
Focus on God and not the thing you are waiting for.
Psalm 130:5 says, “I will wait for the Lord, my whole being waits and in his word I put my hope.”
Patience is a fruit of the spirit, so we do not have to pray for it.