I am not a fan of waiting. Waiting in line at the grocery store, waiting on the road while construction crews work, or even waiting on God to answer important prayer. Waiting forces me to not move forward. In this fast- paced world we live in, we have developed the philosophy that to not move is to not be productive. Therefore, I subconsciously feel God is not being productive in my life because my urgent prayers are not “moving forward”. I confess this line of reasoning is not equal to the Christian maturity I had hoped to achieve at this point in my walk of faith. Paul tells us in 2 Corinthians, when we are in our weakest state, his power is made perfect. Ironically, when I am in my weakest state, I feel just the opposite. That God is not working in my life. I know this is not true, and yet I can still feel this way.
When we are feeling great about our lives, wonderful things are happening, all is right with our little world, we lean on our heavenly Father the least.... and the enemy attacks.
Feeling weak, helpless, impatient, we come before the Lord and wait on Him for our strength, direction, and patience. This is when our faith grows deeper and we can be used for His kingdom in a mighty way.
Are you feeling weak, helpless, or impatient as you wait on the Lord? Thank Him for this pathway to receive His power at work in you.
My grace is enough; it's all you need. My strength comes into its own in your weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 The Message