Waiting on the Lord is Not Cliché

“Wait on the Lords timing” is a phrase used so much that most of us have developed a type of resistance to it. Something we need to realize is that we are NOT in control of our life circumstances. When Jesus said to knock and the door will be opened, He didn’t mean that we should break the door down if that specific door doesn’t open. There is always another door to knock on if the first one doesn’t open. The act of knocking is like planting seeds.

God gives us seeds to plant in our lives and if we continually water and care for those planted seeds, we will eventually reap a harvest. One of the lessons we learn in life is that not every seed planted will grow properly [read Matt. 13:1-9 about the story of the farmer]. Not everything you plant will grow, but the promise of God is that you WILL reap a harvest at some point. To wait on the Lord means that in your persistent planting and seeing no results, you continue planting anyway because you don’t forget the promises of God.

Not every seed you plant will be eaten by the birds, not every seed will be burned by the heat of the sun, and not every seed will be chocked by the thorny difficulties of this life. If you are faithful in your planting, you will reap a harvest. Patience is a virtue because it separates the fans of God from the true followers of Christ. Waiting builds endurance not for those who believe in God, but for those who believe God. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint [Isaiah 40:31]. Waiting on the Lord is not a figure of speech, but it’s a natural act of obedience that brings a supernatural reward for those who have faith.

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