Greetings and God bless to all of my beautiful sisters in Christ Jesus! Recently I have been putting more time and focus on writing offline. But as too not neglect Abundantly You, I want to share excerpts of an upcoming writing project with you. Please enjoy and be blessed. Love you ladies to life!
Waiting on God | How Long Is Too Long
Have you ever stood in line at the grocery store, glancing over the magazine covers, and suddenly an internal alarm goes off signaling that you’ve been waiting too long? When you realize you have been waiting longer than anticipated, your contentment weakens.
There is no written rule for how long is too long to wait in line at the grocery store. However, previous shopping visits have conditioned our level of acceptance regarding the amount of time we are willing to wait.
If we feel we have exceeded the customary time frame, if we are convinced that we have been waiting too long, we make a decision to be unhappy about the situation.
Impatience continues to grow as you look around to discover that the other lines are just as slow moving as yours. Something in the brain says that this situation is not acceptable anymore.
Human nature is not well known for its patience. We want immediate gratification. Many people escape to the nearest off ramp to avoid sitting on the highway. It doesn’t matter that their detour took them more time and burned more fuel. The important thing was to stay in motion and not be forced to put on the brakes.
But what if it takes “waiting” to get what you really want? Will the internal alarm of human nature force you to abandon your mission and settle for an end result that is less than what your heart desired?
Contrary to our human nature, is the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of God provides patience beyond human comprehension. It is a super natural ability to be tolerant when our internal clock is shouting, “We’ve been waiting long enough!”.
God gives us instruction to walk in the Spirit because He knows the limits of our ability to practice patience. To overcome sorrow, to overcome discontentment, you must possess the Holy Ghost of God.
It is not like life to behave according to our plans. You will have disappointments. You will not always understand. There will be highs and lows on your journey.
The weight of disappointments can be too heavy for our own patience to carry. This is where the Spirit of God supplements our patience with the super natural kind. By His Spirit, God will give you patience that will override your internal alarm and give you rest.
Godly patience has the strength to carry the load when things are not going our way.
How long is too long? In God there is no such thing. Every day and hour is appointed for a purpose. Those few extra moments in the grocery line could lead to sharing the gospel with a stranger. Slow moving traffic could bypass your collision with a drunk driver.
Waiting on the Lord is never a waste of time. Instead it is the fulfillment of renewed strength and a strengthened heart. Waiting has purpose.
No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. (Psalm 25:3 NIV)
How long is too long to wait on God? There is no such thing.
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