Have you been in the waiting room for a little while? Do you desire for God to answer your prayers? Are you at tethers end with your dreams? Are scheming to get your desired soul mate? Perhaps you are hoping great doors will open? or you are working so hard to accomplish your goals? Whatever has kept you in the waiting room for a while, the answer is in your walk with God. Acknowledge God in all your ways, but how often do you do this? Some soul searching might be just what you need. Ask yourself these questions and be truthful with your answer; am I ready for the next step? Do I really want to get married, what kind of marriage do I really want? What do I want to do with the open doors and where am I going with my goals? Above all, have a sought the Lord over these things?
Oftentimes we are engulfed with our desires, strategizing to make ‘it’ happen whilst blatantly failing to acknowledge God in the situations (Proverbs 3:6). In those moments of want and need, your focus should solely be on God, the one who make dreams become reality. He is the God who gives grace to accomplish purpose, power to get wealth and grace to get married. Your attitude whilst waiting must not be to worship the things you want but to focus on the person who can make things happen.
Our characters while waiting determines the course of our lives.
How did those who walked with God while waiting in time past do it? and what became of them? Our characters while waiting will determine the course of our lives. The path of your vision to reality will determine the tests of your character and the test of your heart towards God. If you pass your tests, you move on to the next level and if you fail, you will have to repeat that class.
Jesus walked with God while waiting to start his ministry on earth. He went away for forty days and forty nights seeking the face of His father (Matthew 4:1-11), He engulfed himself with the word of God and refused to do the devil’s bidding. As a result, he overcame the devil; lust of the flesh, lust of the eye and the pride of life. 1 John 2:16 . Jesus never did anything without the father’s input and he fulfilled his purpose on earth. Peter accomplished the impossible when he walked on water with Jesus. He never wavered in his trust and in his focus on Jesus when he said; “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water. Mathew 14:22-33. As a result of his bold request, he became the first man to ever walk on water with Jesus.
Enoch walked with God faithfully for 365years; he lived very long and was spared death. Genesis 5:21-24. Abraham walked with God when he pleaded with God to spare Sodom and Gomorrah. He never thought of his nephew’s behaviour towards him previously but rather, he prayed for the nation to be spared and God saved his nephew, Lot. Genesis 18:16-33. Joseph walked with God when he forgave his brothers. He did not take justice in his own hands to avenge his terrible brothers, instead he saw his trials and tribulations as God’s way to save many lives. Genesis 50:15-21. Moses walked with God in obedience when he did everything God commanded him (Exodus 40:16 ) and he also walked with God in humility (Numbers 12:3). He became a great leader whom God used mightily. The children of Israel walked with God in the wilderness while waiting on God for the promised land; their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell during those forty years. Deuteronomy 8:4. And as long as Adam walked with God in obedience in the garden of Eden, sin was far away from him, he enjoyed the presence of God, the tranquillity in the garden, and God made him a suitable helper. Genesis 2.
A walk with God is beyond the confession of your sins and the profession of your salvation, failure to walk with God in obedience will only lead to a long period of waiting and a lifetime of frustration, just as it did the children of Israel.
So how about a regular moment of walking with God? Perhaps a time away with Jesus just as his disciple often did? Would you make a commitment to fear God and obey His commands? How about a lifetime spent in humility just like Moses? Can you forgive those who spitefully used you?Joseph did it and so did Jesus. What would it take for you to spend less time on social media timelines and more time fasting and praying just to seek His will for your life? A walk with God is beyond the confession of your sins and the profession of your salvation. Failure to walk with God in obedience will only lead to a long period of waiting and a lifetime of frustration, just as it did the children of Israel. God desires that you walk with him, get to know him as your creator, your Lord and your friend. A walk with God unravels his perfect will for your life, it releases blessings beyond your expectations and fulfils His promises in your life. A walk with God helps you to be aligned to His ways and His thoughts. A walk with God should be every disciples desire because it is the key to living life the way you can ever imagine. So what would your decision be?
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