How many Consequences are you living out now because you rushed into something instead of
Stopping and thinking it through? How many warnings did you ignore when God was trying to tell you to stop and think but instead you wanted what you wanted and you wanted it now?
I can recall countless times and as I look back on those times I really feel and wish I would've waited on God. There's a scripture in the Bible talking about my soul waiting and me putting my hope in God's word. It describes watchmen waiting until morning. These watchmen are guarding the city, guarding the people, and guarding their own lives. When the morning comes they'll be able to come off their post and rest because no harm would have been done. The thing is as they wait, they wait through the night and the darkness which is the hardest part of the day. But they wait and they stay awake while they wait.
Our times of darkness and insecurities can be the hardest times to wait on God and trust His plans for us. Some of His plans are written in black and white ( or red) and we fight within ourselves to follow Him because we fear the process of breakthrough. It might get darker before it gets better and we don't want to go through that. We get restless and grow tired because we want something to change NOW and so we flirt with temptations that suggest there is another way or a better way than what God has said.
Some of His plans are revealed in the journey which means our lives have to remain submitted to Him. We don't like that part because His ways must become our ways and His thoughts our thoughts. But if our soul can learn to wait on God, it will see the morning! It will experience the great changes that come with serving God. Our hope can be in God's word and our faith can be strengthened.
The next time something comes up that you are ready to see changes in and you feel the urge to move ahead of God, tell yourself.... "Self, it can wait! And YOU will wait on The Lord." Find comfort in knowing Your God does not fail and His word does not return to Himself without results. When your soul has learned to wait on The Lord, your circumstances will learn that victory is its only option!! Anything less than victory is just not good enough anymore!!!
Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalms 27:14
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way,
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Cease from anger, and forsake wrath;
Do not fret— it only causes harm.
For evildoers shall be cut off;
But those who wait on the Lord,
They shall inherit the earth. Psalms 37:7-9