Hurry up and Wait

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Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

Psalm 27:13


When my son was in the military—he explained that many times he had to hurry to do something and then wait a long period of time. This was training for soldiers who might find themselves waiting awhile for anything to happen. But the key is being ready in time regardless of the wait.

As believers in Jesus, we may find ourselves in situations where we have to hurry up and wait. We pray, witness, serve, and then continue to wait on the Lord. Sometimes we can get tired of the waiting and want to get ahead of God’s plan for our lives. However, God is in control and our part is to remain faithful in what He’s given us to do regardless of how we feel.

Abraham and Sarah were told to leave his father’s land to become nomads following after God’s promise to make a great nation from their seed. They were promised a heir that would have children like the sands of the sea or the stars in the sky. However, after leaving—they got tired of the waiting. In their humanness, they pursued another option of having Abraham impregnate Sarah’s maid, Hagar. The birth of Ishmael created great strife between the son of the promise versus the son of the flesh. Hundreds of years later, we are still feeling the pain of that decision.

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Yet, if we don’t embrace the hurry up and wait mentality—we can fall into the same trap of self-deception. We can tell ourselves that God wants us to do something that is not His will. We can move forward when God is telling us to step back. Or we can speak when God has called us to remain silent.

To hurry up and wait requires spiritual maturity, knowledge of God’s ways, and patience beyond our natural abilities. Yet, it’s possible because we are equipped through the Holy Spirit to pause and wait for Him to show us His glory. When we hurry up and wait for the Lord, we are going to be blessed beyond what we could ask or think in Christ.

Prayer

Dear Lord, sometimes I get weary in the waiting and need Your strength to continue. Show me Your ways so that I can honor You as I wait. In Jesus’ name, amen.

In His Service,

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