Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | April 2, 2015

Navigating The Wait

cb devo apr2“For still the vision awaits the appointed time; it hastens to the end – it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it, it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)

Ever felt like waiting is overrated? Waiting is okay as long as we’re waiting on our own time frame. You know like when we put dinner in the oven and we know it will be ready in 45 minutes. And waiting is permissible, doable when we’re not in a hurry for the results like filling out all those tax forms before April 15. But when waiting is keeping us from having something or doing something, we’re not gladly sitting on the sidelines. To be honest it is in these moments that we are tempted to manipulate, plead or even orchestrate our desired results.

Ever felt you’ve been waiting your whole life for that spectacular event that will transform normal into extraordinary? Unrealistic expectations have a way of setting us up for disappointment and discontent. We soon find ourselves focused on our desired results versus learning to trust God. Ask anyone who has achieved that extraordinary moment and they will tell you the journey to get there was more fulfilling then arriving at their destination.

God longs to pour out His blessings on our lives. He delights in giving His children the very best. And, our awesome Creator knows the perfect time to navigate us out of waiting. Every moment we spend anticipating the next step, God is using to carve crucial life lessons that will prove pivotal when waiting is released. Every seemingly insignificant event birthed while waiting will serve us well when God unveils His perfectly orchestrated timing. We can trust, believe and cling to faith in the One who knows us best and holds it all together.

“Father, we are eager people – always ready for the next thing. Teach us to listen, wait and place our trust firmly in You.”
For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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