I woke up this morning with this thought on my mind…God, when is _____ going to happen for me? To be honest I’ve had this thought on my mind for a while now, but not in the way that you might be thinking. I may have been thinking that, but not like that. I was thinking of God, when is it going to happen to the fact that it’s just so easy to get sucked into that mind game the enemy loves to play with us on.
I have a confession to make I have been waiting on a promise from God, it’s been almost three years, and it still hasn’t happend yet. God knows this. The enemy knows this as well. It’s in God’s plan that I’m waiting, and that’s good, but on the other side of that is to think negative and ask God, “When is it going to happen?” Don’t do it! Don’t give in!
I don’t know what it is your waiting on God for. Maybe you have been wating almost three years like me. Or maybe you’ve been waitng five. Just becausee you have been wating doesn’t mean God has given up on you. Waiting doesn’t mean God has forgotten about you. You are in a process. God is perserving you for a greater purpose, and it’s up to you to find out what that is.
Enjoy this time of waiting on God to bring that promise to pass. I can let you know that from experience it’s made me a stronger woman. And as I was laying on my bed I was thinking, instead of thinking negative I could be thinking positive and celebrate to God for keeping me and for us enduring this long. I can testify today that it’s because of God that I have been waiting almost three years for a promise that he wants so badly to give me, but i’m not ready yet. And you may not be ready as well. Or you may be ready and you just don’t know it yet and your promise is getting ready to knock on your door. Hold on. In the mean time, celebrate!
Romans 5:3-4 [ESV]
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope
Hebrews 10:36 [NIV]
You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
James 1:2-4 [ESV]
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.