[vimeo id="103731285"] You know waiting on God is an active process. It’s not a time for dillydallying and for doing nothing. Too often Christ-followers can use the phrase, “waiting on God” as an excuse for inaction. This just simply isn’t a healthy approach to life and this waiting business can easily become a crutch for people, and what’s even worse, is that it eventually will disable our divine design.
Here’s what waiting on God is and is not really about.
First, it’s definitely not an excuse for not taking risks and making decisions. God has given you a brain and a creative mind with remarkable potential to make wise decisions and to take healthy risks. If you’ve already prayed and considered your choices – then it’s time to make a decision. Remember that to not choose IS to make a choice. Sometimes the decision we have to make may make us uncomfortable, but that is exactly where you have to take the risk and step out in faith. Did the priests step into the Jordan river before or after the waters parted? It was after! You see, God honors our risk-taking faith.
Second, waiting on God is about praying and seeking God. We absolutely must prayerfully seek God in the midst of our decision-making. We must trust that He leads our path – as He promised – and we must always move forward with an attitude of confident prayer and humility. Some people just make choices out of arrogance and pride, and this will always have disastrous consequences. So, pray – always!
Third, waiting on God is not about expecting God to do everything. Does your boss hire you so you can watch him do your job? I don’t think so. This is an issue that a lot of Christ-followers face, they want God to do everything for them, but God expects us to put our gifts and talents into action. He gave us these abilities so that we could bring Him glory by becoming His hands and feet on this earth. Remember the parable of the talents? God rewarded the servants who put their gifts to work and He scolded the one who did nothing. One of the greatest things that upsets God is when we do nothing with our divine design. Now, there are times when God absolutely has to do the miraculous, and I’ve witnessed Him do this many times, but it is not all the time. Most of the time, He want’s you to be the miracle on this Earth.
So, be encouraged today to actively wait on God. He will honor your steps of faith and He will bless the work of your hands when you commit it to Him.
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