A Lifestyle of Waiting on God
Ever notice how some people will ask a question but then rush out the door before you can respond? We can act the same way toward the Lord when we fail to wait on Him.
To develop a lifestyle of waiting on God, we need to have:
Faith. We must be willing to trust the Lord when a solution isn’t obvious and we can’t see a way through our struggle. Meditating on Scripture and applying it to life’s trials will result in strengthened faith (Rom. 10:17).
Humility. Recognizing that we can accomplish nothing apart from Jesus, we should be willing to endure until God reveals His answer (John 15:5). His ways are always perfect; our cleverest plan will not be as adequate.
Patience. A calm demeanor and inner peace come from believing that the Lord is who He says He is and that He will do exactly as He’s promised. The Holy Spirit will help us to face stressful circumstances without complaint and accept life’s challenges instead of trying to manipulate a way out.
Courage. It is human nature to want to be in control—we yearn to know what’s going to happen and when. Courage is necessary if we are to resist following our own schedule or caving in to pressure from others. With the Holy Spirit’s enablement, we can hold steady to wait on God, even when people around us disapprove of our choices.
Wisdom and right action come through seeking God and His will. Won’t you quiet your heart and mind and listen to what He has to say?