Why Wait?

Have you ever grown tired of waiting on something or someone? I remember a time in my life when I was praying for a home. It was a time of transition for me and to say the least, I was a little tired of waiting on things that I had prayed about. My home was one of those things. But I so clearly see the day I told the Lord, “I’m tired of waiting God, all you keep telling me when I ask you for a home is WAIT. I’m TIRED of waiting! When are you going to place me in my home?”

In Exodus 24, Moses climbed up Mt. Sinai to meet with God. He told the elders of Israel, “Wait for us here until we return to you. You have Aaron and Hur with you; If there any problems, go to them.”

When the people realized that Moses was taking forever in coming down off the mountain, they rallied around Aaron and said, “Do something. Make gods for us who will lead us. That Moses, the man who got us out of Egypt—Who knows what happened to him?”
Aaron listened to the demands of the people and made a Golden calf. The people responded with enthusiasm: “These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up from Egypt!” Exodus 32

The people of Israel grew impatient in their waiting. And out of their impatience they wanted a quick fix. A fix that would satisfy them for a temporary moment. They wanted something in front of them as a means of satisfaction. Even if it wasn’t real.

What have you made and put before you just to satisfy a temporary moment of impatience? In our impatience we can make a God that isn’t real. A boyfriend, a friend, a job, a car, a house, material things etc. Remember, whatever you make that becomes your God and THAT is what you will serve. A FALSE God.

I’m so thankful that God opened my eyes and I began to see clearly on that day of frustration. I felt an overwhelming peace after my moment of complaining and I said, “God, I know that in my wait, you have THE PERFECT home for me. If it has taken this long, it has to be absolutely everything I have prayed for. I will WAIT!”

Be encouraged today! He hears your prayers and knows your heart. If he’s telling you to wait, I promise, there’s a good reason for it. Something great is on the other side of your wait!
But those who wait upon the Lord, will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

WAIT upon the Lord!

Diane Epling