As I was sitting at my desk earlier, I was reminded of one of the first times I recognized God speaking to me. It is interesting that after that time I was not sure whether or not I could hear God’s voice, but that has become evident to me that I could. I was at work one day talking to an coworker of mine and she was telling me a funny story about her daughter. I began to tell her a story from my own childhood. As a kid I was very naive and believed all kinds of crazy things. One day I had taken an egg out of the fridge and had placed it in my toy box under my stuffed animals. I figured if I could keep the egg warm, it would hatch into a baby chick. After around an hour or so I got tired of waiting and went to put the egg back into the fridge. I then proceeded to tell my coworker that I was impatient. The moment the word impatient left my mouth God said, “You still are.”
My impatience has shown up in my life very often these days and has caused me more trouble than I care to admit. Today I was led to look up some scripture to aid me in my quest for patience.
Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.
I quickly found that my impatience made me quite foolish.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
I found that I needed to find patience even in the areas where I felt pain and knew I must trust God. I needed to continue to seek His face and be joyful in spite of.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
This scripture revealed to me that I could not give up. I have been doing the right thing by waiting on God and waiting for His proper timing. It is worth more to have patience and wait for God’s timing because in His timing I could reap the harvest. This scripture encouraged me not to give up although there have been days where I feel ready to do just that.
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
I would ask God why do I have to go through this. I was ready to give up and throw in the towel. I would even go as far as comparing my situation to that of others. While not everyone was going to the wrong way about doing things, I was still encouraged to keep pressing and to keep doing what I know God has been calling me to do.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
I am in a place where despite how I feel I am to wait patiently on God. This scripture does not tell me to put my hope in the thing that I am waiting for, but to wait patiently for what it is I am hoping for.
I hope for many things in my heart whether it be the things I want or the things that I want to see God do, but I encourage you who are reading this to continue to trust God and wait on Him. We serve a God that is ALWAYS on time. Wait on Him for His promises and continue to focus on what it is He has called you to do in this season of your life. Maximize your time with God.
Pray. Push. Pursue.