Learning To Wait On God!

God likes us to wait on Him. However, one of the big obstacles to waiting today, is instant gratification. We have hundreds of T.V. channels, a phone in one hand, and an iPad in the other. We go through drive-throughs and are promised a meal in 5 minutes, or our money back. 

We treat God like that. "I'll take a roll and a shake in 5 minutes or I'm through, God."  We would have more people come for church or healing if we could do it all through a drive-through. We could even have a hand come out and take their nickel for an offering. 

We have businessmen, movers and shakers, with people to see, places to go, and things to do. They believe they have no time left to wait on God. The problem is, God doesn't appreciate us going to Him in the throne-room, impatiently and arrogantly, saying "hurry up and talk to me and fix me. I have places to go."

The Bible says that "they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength". Our flesh doesn't like that word. Sometimes, a person needs to just stop and worship. That's hard to do when you are used to pushing & pushing. We have to learn to rest. The Word says "Be still and know that I am God."

One reason a lot of people have a lot of problems is that they don't want to rest or be quiet on the inside. Instead, they try to rest through tranquilizers. They become comatose, not rested, or in faith. 

We have to know He hears and learn to count it done. We must have peace in our minds and bodies. 

We have to have more than faith. We need patience. It has been said that faith is the clock and patience is the hand that turns the clock of faith. Hebrews 10:35-36 says, Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. 36 For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise:  That doesn't sound too instantaneous. 

Faith isn’t just in your mouth.  it’s in your heart. When you’re fully persuaded of a thing, it puts you in a state of confidence and expectation.

When you are really expecting it, even in the midst of a trial,  you are happy. You know it’s only temporary. It can’t last. This lack, this need, this pain, cannot last. I’ve already prayed and released faith. That's why I  can count it all joy in trials and tests. Show me a sad and depressed Christian, and I will show you one in doubt and unbelief. You can check your joy and peace gauge to know how much faith you have. 

He is Alpha and Omega.  We cannot get in the middle and quit.  Our King of Kings and Lord or Lords will finish this good work that he has begun in us.  Time will pass anyway.  We might as well be believing God. 

Has He ever failed you and just stood by and watched you be destroyed?  My Bible says, in 2 Cor. 2:14  Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.

So, when you run out of patience, you run out of faith.  It's not enough to believe God but you must believe him until........