Learning to Wait
In the book of Hebrews, chapter 6 verse 15, we are told: ‘And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised’.
Waiting is often difficult, but it serves a vital purpose in our spiritual maturity. Abraham was 75 years old when God promised to make him the father of many nations. But he had to wait for 24 more years before he ‘obtained the promise.’
Waiting isn’t just something to endure in order to get what we want. It builds character and it is a sure sign of maturity when we wait with a good attitude. Waiting also produces patience and patience is an important aspect of our spiritual growth and our relationship with others. By cultivating patience, we can become more like Christ and better reflect His love to the world around us.
What God accomplishes in us while we wait is often more important and valuable than the thing we are waiting for. Waiting will also expose any potential weakness in us. In truth, any time spent waiting is time spent growing and learning.
Above all else, waiting means making a daily decision to trust and obey God, even when things don’t go as planned. It is totally depending on God and not having a back-up plan because we know He is utterly dependable!