I don’t know about you, but I hate to wait. I think most people are like that. We live in a “have it your way, right away” society where everything is ready “on the go”. We want “it”, whatever “it” is now. And, if we do have to wait, we get bored and move on. We want to be served and to be the focus of everyone’s attention. But, this is not the way it is with God. He knows our hearts and He knows that sometimes waiting is just what we need…not because of what we get if we wait, but because of what we become when we wait.
“From days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.” ISAIAH 64:4
“One of the most difficult aspects of waiting is battling the thoughts that arise. The imagination can create terrible scenarios of disaster and defeat. Your mind can also conceive of every reason for why God shouldn’t bless you. This is why Psalm 37:4 instructs, “Delight yourself in the LORD ; and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Because when you concentrate on the object of your longing, you may chase the wrong option or pursue it in a destructive manner.
When your attention is on yourself, you can become disheartened at your inability to attain what you’re yearning for. But when you focus on the Father, you not only get to know Him better, He also makes you into who you need to be to receive the blessing and keeps you on the path to obtaining it.
Therefore, turn your thoughts to Him. Surely He is achieving more for you than you can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).” (Stanley, Every Day in His Presence).
We drive so hard to achieve and accomplish. More…More…More is our mantra. Yes, God wants to give us the desires of our heart. But, His perfect plan is for Him to be the desire of our heart. He wants to give us…Himself! When our longing is on Him, it’s amazing to see the abundance He adds to the relationship. God will do whatever it takes to bring us closer to Him. When we turn all our attention and affection to Him, He will move in ways we could never have imagined or dreamed.
By His Grace and for His Glory!