I can say waiting on the Lord is not the easiest thing because it requires a lot of faith and there has always been a battle on this faith idea. How do I wait on the Lord you ask? Well the first thing you have to do is to have faith in the Lord and understand that he will do what he says will do for you: “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”(Matthew 21:22). We ask for things all the time and while we are asking we are having doubts about receiving what we are asking for. I was at church one day and I heard a sermon and the preacher said that when we ask for something sometimes we don’t get it because we are standing in our way with doubts. If you already think that you are not going to get something, why waste your time asking. I don’t ask for things that I don’t think I am not going to get.
I firmly believe that whatever I have or own is only because God knows it’s good for me to have. I have known to be a really calm person, I wait my turn. In my personal life all the jobs I have ever gotten I didn’t have to look for. The ones I do look for I have never even gotten a phone call back but the ones that the Lord wanted me to have I just get a call from someone in a company I didn’t even apply to or even knew existed.
One particular case, when I was in college I was looking for a job, although I had a job at the school it wasn’t paying the bills. I looked for jobs, but nothing. I knew the director of career services and I told him I wanted something. He called me one day and told me that he has found me a potential employer, I went to the interview and nailed it and I got the job. So what I am saying is that God knows how to get things done and all we have to do it wait. Sometimes we have to make the first move and leave the rest up to him. Some of you may think that the director got me the job, call it what you want, it was God’s will using the career director.
True story, I remember being a kid I was at a church where this lady used to be the first one there and the last one to leave. She prayed excessively, she fasted like no other. All she wanted from God was a man. After many years of praying, she finally got a man and got married. So, you can say that’s a job well done on God’s part which is good. However, once she got what she was praying for she stopped going to church as she used to. What I’m trying to say here is despite when God answers our prayers, we shouldn’t stop praying altogether.
You see, sometimes we cry, plea, beg for something and without even realizing what that could do to us, but since it’s what we wanted we keep on. Not everything we ask for we will receive and the reason I am saying that is because we know what we want but God knows what we need thus he gives us according to his will and what we need. When we ask for something and we don’t receive it sometimes it is for our own good.
Psalms 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. The key to wait on the Lord is faith.
It is easier said than done, people spit out ideas and preach about things all the time without realizing that sometimes it takes more than just getting on our knees and praying. Prayer is the key to all doors but only if it is HIS will.
1 John 5:14-15 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.