Why God makes us wait
© 2022 Dr. Samaria M Colbert
Waiting is one of the hardest things to do. There is a time in between when the word is spoken and when the promise will manifest. The in between time is hard because often we wait much longer than anticipated. It is while waiting that satan whispers in our ear, suggesting that it is not going to happen.
There are some who stop waiting because they are afraid that it won’t happen. What you do while waiting is crucial and it determines your success of failure. Successfully waiting determines whether or not you actually make it to the promise. Waiting is not a time of complacency but a time of being prepared.
While waiting you experience trials, and tribulations but remember it is only meant to prepare us for the promise.
Why must be wait?
Because there is an appointed time for your vision to manifest. Right now, is not the time.
Habakkuk 2:3 New Living Translation
3 This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
God doesn’t always reveal when the specific vision will manifest. The in between time is meant to increase and develop your faith. If you knew exactly when it would happen you wouldn’t need faith.
Acts 1:7 New Living Translation
7 He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know.
God often tells us what our end will be at the beginning so that we can have hope while being tested and waiting.
Isaiah 46:10 New King James Version
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’
God makes you wait because he is preparing you for it. He is also preparing it for you. Not only are you being developed but your gift is being developed. You are the gift. What is in your hand is the gift.
Proverbs 18:16 New King James Version
16 A man’s gift makes room for him,
And brings him before great men.
Your character is being developed.
Romans 5:4-6 New Century Version
4 And patience produces character, and character produces hope. 5 And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. He gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us.
6 When we were unable to help ourselves, at the right time, Christ died for us, although we were living against God.
You have to wait because you are birthing something. Similar to a woman who is pregnant. The moment she conceives, is not the moment she gives birth. You are pregnant with a purpose.
God’s timing is perfect
Because God’s plan for you is perfect.
Jeremiah 29:11 New King James Version11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
It may sound harsh but remember God is perfect. We must trust him, even when we don’t agree with his methods. We can trust him and in the end, we will be glad that we waited. We will be able to say it was worth the wait.
What should you do?
Don’t give up.
You should be preparing for an opportunity that you don’t know the specific time it will happen.
You have an assignment, you must complete while waiting. Your completion dictates your promise.
What you produce in your waiting season indicates your level of success during your revealing season
Luke 8:17 New King James Version17 For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light.
Your revealing will come, just wait on it.
© 2021 Dr. Samaria M Colbert