I know that waiting can be difficult, but why does God make us wait?
I heard a preacher two years ago who used a bit of humor and said that God is moving wisely and slowly, just like a Transylvanian guy. In Romania, the Transylvanians (Cardellini) are seen as patriarchal and slow in acting and speaking. You can check out more about them by accessing: Transylvanians people. There are several jokes about them. That being said, God seems to move slowly sometimes, but the truth is that we are in a hurry, and when we are waiting,g God wants to show us how His Kingdom works.
, For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”(Romans 8:18)
Don’t rush anything
Sometimes we feel that nothing good happens in our life, and we rush things. But we must trust God in the storm; in the end, He has carried you this far with a purpose.
Do not rush in anything, even if too often; we get nervous when we look at others, and in our minds, we think they are proceeding much ahead in their lives. Even if your process is slower, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you do not have a bright future ahead; it means that your right time is yet to come.
It would help if you embraced this present moment. Identify some things you enjoy right now, and remember that one of them is something you prayed for. So this means you will get everything your heart desires.
Living in the present means no longer worrying about our future. To understand why God makes us wait is to respect Him and His promises.
Wait for His time
The word wait is the most precious thing, and the answer, I AM” can give us. Instead of complaining or worrying in the season of waiting, pray about it. This is your part of the plan, do it, and He will do the rest. If you understand why God makes us wait and follow Him, you will receive many blessings and good things because you were patient.
“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”(James 1:12)
Waiting on His timing is tricky, and his plans rarely align with ours. Yet, He has a perfect time, even if it’s difficult to wait for it.
In the season of waiting, we discover that God is the only one in charge, and only if He wants, we’ll get what we ask for.
When we are waiting, we should pray:
- Pray for fortitude and patience
- For acceptance and understanding
- Pray for letting Him in control because He knows better what we need.
, Entrust your ways to the Lord.
Trust Him, and He will act on your behalf.
He will make your righteousness shine like a light,
your just cause like the noonday sun.
Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for Him.
Do not be preoccupied with an evildoer who succeeds in his way
when he carries out his schemes.
Let go of anger, and leave rage behind.
Do not be preoccupied.
It only leads to evil.”
Trust the process (because you know the author)
Have faith that the pain you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy. Live by faith in all circumstances. You will experience days with pain, days with sorrow, and rain. But in God, you can find comfort for those tears and a candle that will light up your path.
, I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”(Psalm 32:8)
This process will bring the promises. He is just preparing you for the following opportunities, for the possibility. Know that Jesus is preparing you for the best, great blessings, new people, and new opportunities. If you find yourself in a situation saying God’s timing is taking too long means you are in a hurry. And if you shortcut the process, you won’t enjoy the same quality product. This is why we are so unsatisfied sometimes, and we say God is guilty of not giving us the blessing we prayed for.
Build a daily prayer habit
Prayer involves hard work; you have to choose it and ask God for help to keep your heart open about it. You should read the Bible, and it’s a love letter from God and how He gave His only Son to die for your sins where you may find out why God makes us wait.
You can learn more about creating a daily prayer habit by accessing our article about how to live a good Christian life.
It is not easy to develop a prayer habit but to achieve it, you should set specific times for daily prayer.
He will reward you
Be patient, keep waiting and praying, and you will see great blessings in His time.
Our duty is not to have everything figure out when something will happen. But our job is to make up our minds so we won’t give up until we cross the finish line. The more we trust God and keep our eyes focused on Him, the more blessings and joy we will experience.
Trusting Him brings a lot of peace and life. We should stop trying to figure everything out because Jesus is more aware and careful than any of us. We should give God the place He deserves in our life! You can start to trust Him now by looking at how far He has carried you.
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Patience has an essential place in the various religions of the world:
- In the Buddhist tradition, patience is one of the “perfections” in which a bodhisattva is trained and practiced to achieve perfect illumination (bodhi). KSHANTI (in the Sanskrit language) is the practice of practicing patience in the face of behavior or situations that would seem not worth it – it is seen as a conscious choice to offer patience as a gift actively and not to be in a state of oppression in which we feel obliged to act in this manner.
- In Christian tradition, patience is one of the seven virtues. In Galatians, patience is listed among the “fruits of the Spirit”: “love, joy, peace, long patience, goodness, he did well, faithfulness, gentleness, the defeat of cunts. Against these, there is no law”. (Galatians 5:21-23)
- In Islamic tradition, patience is the most valuable virtue. Some of the Coran verses concerning patience urge Muslims to “seek the help of God (Allah) with patience, perseverance and prayer” (2:45). “No one shall receive such kindness except those who practice patience and defeat; only the blessed beings.” (41:35)
- Judaism, patience, and self-discipline are fundamental moral values. In the Jewish Bible, patience is mentioned in many proverbs, among which he shows the power of patience “a patient man is better than a warlord, for he who keeps his calm will conquer the city.” (Proverbs 16:32)
- In Hinduism, Bhagavad Gita mentions patience: “…among the female qualities I am glory, beauty, inspired speech, memory, intelligence, constant and patient.’ (10.34)
I hope you learned something about the process of waiting by reading this article and understood why God makes us stay. I also hope that at least 1% of you feel more relieved knowing that God is never late and He has a beautiful plan for your life.