July 11, 2013I’ve been doing a lot of thinking on the subject of "waiting." I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m not very good at waiting, and I think I’m safe in saying that not very many of you are good at it either. Those of you that believe you are good at waiting, be thankful because I think you are in the minority.
People that are poor at waiting experience some common issues. We generally let our emotions take over; we can often become mean; we can seek to find someone to blame for making us wait; we take out our impatience on others; we get even more irritated by people around us who appear to not be bothered by our waiting. We are the epitome of the phrase, "misery likes company."
The trouble with waiting is that it is a discipline that we must choose to learn to do. Learning to wait can be one of the most difficult lessons in life, especially for the believer; for the believer our hope and confidence and faith is supposed to be in God, and waiting on Him is to draw us closer to Him, and so waiting tests the very core of our relationship with God.
Waiting is not easy but it is necessary, so let’s learn to wait.