Waiting on God |How Long Is Too Long?

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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?

Waiting On God

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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Constant Joy Over Temporary Happiness with Candra Evans

Constant Joy Over Temporary Happiness mslildesiLast night I had the pleasure of talking with Blog Talk Radio host Desiree! She invited me to the show to discuss constant joy over temporary happiness. 

With life comes change. Tragedy and disappointments are inevitable. But God does not want our joy to rise and fall with the tides of change. He promised that He would pour out of His Spirit. Within the gift of the Holy Ghost is power and supernatural joy. (Acts 1:8) (Galatians 5:22)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13 ESV)

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Day 1 – Joy In The Holy Spirit

Welcome to our daily blog series, “Overcoming the Sorrow of Being Single”.

This series will not directly teach you how to get the man of your dreams in thirty days, but who knows what could happen when we grow in faith and the knowledge of God’s Word. Throughout this series we will cover spiritually key steps, to overcoming sorrow.

 

joy in the holy spiritJoy In The Holy Spirit

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17 KJV)

Within the context of this verse we find a key quality of God’s Spirit that helps us overcome.

“…joy in the Holy Ghost.”

Joy is a guaranteed byproduct of the Holy Ghost. It is a supernatural happiness that flourishes regardless of our condition. Joy in the Holy Spirit is a deeply rooted gladness that settles our spirit in times of grief.

Believers receive joy when we become a part of the kingdom of God. Therefore an absence of it could mean that the power of the Holy Spirit is not fully functioning and manifested in our lives.

It is because of the possession and operation of God’s Spirit that Paul found contentment in whatever state he was in. God’s joy is packed with power!

In 1993 I was filled with the Holy Ghost. But later I swayed from communion with Him. As I drifted from the kingdom, I severed the joy I needed to keep me lifted in times of disappointment. The benefits of the Spirit (joy, peace, wisdom, understanding, etc.) cannot be attained by human power.

Once I fell to my knees and sought the kingdom of God again, His Spirit was renewed in me. And with the renewing of His Spirit came the renewing of my joy.  

Today, if your sorrow is too much for you to bear, ask God to renew the power of His Spirit in side of you. He said that He would pour out of His Spirit upon all flesh. Your heavenly Father will give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him. (Luke 11:13)

Commune with the Holy Ghost of God every day, and let Him reign in your heart. You will find that there is no limit to the joy He can to provide.

Companion Scriptures
Galatians 5:22-23
2 Corinthians 3:17
Acts 2:38
Romans 15:13

 You are an overcomer!!!

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I Thirst

I’ve had times when I’ve been tirelessly thirsty. I thirsted for approval and acceptance. I thirsted to be desired and loved. I thirsted for peace. I thirsted for purpose and hope.

I once heard the story of a God who came to earth and died for my sins. As a child I didn’t really understand what that meant, so I counted it as nothing more than just a story. But, as I grew older, the thirst became stronger.

There are many things in this world that have brought me happiness. I sipped from various wells of water pursuing a quenching. I’ve purchased cars and trucks. I went to college and was promoted several times in my career. I have a wonderful family that loves me. I even remember the first time I felt pretty. A little boy made me a mixed tape and asked me to be his girlfriend. (Smile) Then real dating began and continued. Those things quenched a bit of thirst and have made life pleasurable. But after awhile, I got thirsty again.

As an adult I accomplished many things, met a lot of people, and seen many places. I used to think if I just achieve this particular goal, it will be enough. If I can lose weight, it will be enough. If I can only get one book published, it will be enough. If I can live a long life, it will be enough.

Over and over again, it is never enough. I thirst.

Jesus approached a woman at a well and asked for water to drink. After pondering the matter, something wonderful happened. You see, she was the thirsty one. She was drinking from a well of adultery trying to satisfy her thirst. And this is what we do. Perhaps it is adultery, gluttony, chemical dependence, and addictions of different sorts, worldly gain, or uncontrolled ambition. We drink up and we thirst. We drink up and we thirst. We drink, drink, and drink…thirst, thirst, and thirst. Nothing of this world lasts forever.

Jesus offered the woman water from a well that would never run dry. Once she drunk of the water He gave her she would never thirst again. (John 4:1-26)

He offered spiritual water for her spiritual thirsting.

I’ve had spiritual droughts in my life. Before I come to know the Lord, I longed for some kind of savior to rescue me from my problems. I found none. There was no source of joy for my sorrow. There was no flow of peace when trouble surrounded me. There was no one to protect me from the battles I fought within my own mind. Nothing else could help. Other wells were like natural water. You drink and your thirst is quenched, but once the heat rises, you thirst again. Okay for the body, but what about my soul.

Jesus offered me “living water”. You drink and never thirst again. I tasted of this living water and my life has not been the same. Living water was poured into me when I received the gift of the Holy Ghost and it continues to spring. It is a continuous refreshing that gives energy to my soul. It flows and flows without end. The Lord is my shepherd and I do not want.

Everything I need flows in the living water. I sipped and found salvation for my soul. I sipped and found a healthy self-esteem. I sipped and discovered super natural roads to journey on. Unconditional love is in the living water. My first encounter with Jesus happened almost twenty years ago, but the fulfillment of that event is as fresh as today.

Today I am not thirsty. No more frustration and anxiety that accompanies an unfulfilled craving. I’m not bitter and angry with the world. I drift away from Jesus, and I thirst. I stay close to Him and I never thirst again. My appetite is satisfied. Drink from the well that never runs dry. Never thirst again.

God’s grace is sufficient,

C.L. Evans