For me, waiting has always been the hardest thing for me to do. Are there any other “go-getters” out there? For those of you who don’t know, “go-getters” are those individuals that have no issue in doing what they have to, to get what they need. Doing things this way can be beneficial but also very harmful for one’s health.
I can assure you many Christians have struggled greatly with waiting on the Lord. I mean, can you blame them? The society we live in normalizes the "work hard, play hard" mentality. Apparently if you aren't working super hard, then that means you won't ever be successful. But isn't the success of Kingdom children, fueled by the very presence of God?
Waiting on God doesn't always mean you do absolutely nothing. There are variations of "waiting." As my students used to say, "it levels to this!" But I've learned it primarily means you develop this stillness in the way you move daily. Instead of doing whatever your flesh leads you to, you move by the inspiration of God's Spirit. Simply put, you become a sheep in the sheepfold, relying on God to be the Good Shepherd in your life. Meaning you don't move too far ahead, nor do you drag sluggishly behind.
How do you wait on God?
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.”
Psalms 130:5-6 NKJV
Song Meditation: Be Still by Travis Greene (this song played in my Spirit as I wrote this)
Listen to today's song meditation by clicking here.
Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What does "waiting on God" even mean to you? In your ideal world, how does that look? What changes can you make to better position yourself to wait on God?