Waiting on God

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Waiting on God is not always easy; especially when you have to wait for longer than you thought you had to. I have had my share of waiting. It starts with confidence that God will bring His promises to pass and that He will fulfill the desires He has put in your heart. Then time passes by; a year and then another. You keep hoping and believing but the hope wanes as time passes by. Then you start wondering why God is not making it happen because you know that He can make it happen in a moment. It seems that everyone around you keeps getting the blessing that you are praying and believing God for. Not only that but they get it so easily and they don’t even pray for it; it just happens for them.

When you are waiting on God, do not look at each day that passes as another day that the promise/s of God in your life have not been fulfilled; look at it as a day closer to God’s promise being fulfilled. This is because as long as God said it, it will definitely happen. His word will not return to Him void but it will accomplish the purpose for which He sent it. I see a pattern in the Bible where those who waited for long birthed greatness. The area of barrenness in your life (whatever it is) is the area in which God’s greatness will be manifested.

Over and over we see that barren women had to wait for longer but God always gave them a child and that child changed history. Elizabeth was barren and after a long time God gave her John the Baptist. Manoah’s wife was barren and God gave her Samson. Sarah was barren and God gave her Isaac. I have learnt that as I wait on the Lord, He works on me and changes me. I have learnt that only Jesus can fully satisfy.

I think that the greater blessing is to be content and fulfilled even before receiving what you are believing God for.

Be encouraged today; waiting on the Lord is not in vain. Keep praying, keep believing and keep working on the vision God has given you.

Habakkuk 2:3 NLT

This vision is for a future time.
    It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
    for it will surely take place.
    It will not be delayed.

God bless you!

 

The Way of Escape

The way of escape

In every temptation that comes our way (sometimes we take ourselves to the temptation, which we shouldn’t) God always provides a way out. No matter what the enemy tries to do or use to make us sin, God ALWAYS has a way out for us. This is the Way of Escape. The enemy has a counterfeit way of escape and wants us to settle for what is not God’s will and way. When it comes to the Way of Escape, Satan tries to present a way out that is not a way out at all but is instead a trap to still fall into temptation and sin.

No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it. (1st Cor 10:13 NKJV)

If doing something to get out of a difficult situation or of a particular temptation will cause you to commit sin (even though that sin might appear smaller compared to the initial temptation), then it is not God’s Way of Escape. Another way a Way of Escape could not really be the way God intends is if it might not be sin but it is easier to do despite not being God’s will or God’s best for you. For example, if you are facing the temptation of sex outside marriage and you think that the Way of Escape is to get married to the person you are currently in a relationship with. This might look okay and it is but only if that is the person that is God’s best for you. It might be easier to just get married and avoid having sex outside marriage but was getting married to that particular person the way out? What if you need money and a way presents itself that involves a corrupt deal? If it leads to sin, does not please God or is not God’s will, it is not the way out. God’s grace is always sufficient for us to take the Way of Escape that He presents.

The easy way is not always the Way of Escape. I pray that you will take the Way of Escape that God provides and not the way that you create for yourself or the enemy presents to you.

God Bless You!