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Waiting on the promise(s)…


Y’all know I love to be real, and this devotional will be a full moment of transparency. One day, I had enough. I felt like I had been waiting on God to fulfill these promises in my life long enough. Had it just been me waiting, it wouldn’t have been an issue. But the more I wanted to forget about them or place them in the back of my mind, the more the reminders came.

At this point I am sitting with God saying how can I wait patiently when you continue to bring it up? In my eyes, out of sight out of mind right? But that couldn’t work when every time I closed my eyes, or turned my head there was The Holy Spirit nudging me to remember. So after finally having enough, I simply asked, “what am I supposed to do with this? How am I supposed to wait?”

The Holy Spirit simply replied, “praise.” Instantly I remembered the power of holding a posture of praise. In the previous seasons where I would dwell in my irritation and at times mumble and complain, I couldn’t do that here. In this season, I have matured spiritually and was expected to act like it. God wasn’t reminding me to torment me, but to give me something to praise Him about.

So though in the physical I couldn’t see things changing or shifting, in the Spirit realm it wasn’t the same story. Things had changed and God did shift everything into my favor. To bring these things forth, I needed to remain in a posture of praise. So to you, that person wondering how to wait? Wait in a posture of praise, it’s already a finished work and the promises are already yours…

Scripture(s) Meditation:

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

‭‭Habakkuk‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬-‭18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.

How are you going to shift your mindset from waiting anxiously to waiting in a posture of praise? What keeps you in that anxious/worried state?


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“How are you going to shift your mindset from waiting anxiously to waiting in a posture of praise?“ By reminding myself to do this, and by continuing to walk with God as He makes this posture of praise a full and complete, everyday LIFEstyle.

“What keeps you in that anxious/worried state?” My lack of understanding and possibly also lack of knowledge and/or lack of maturity level of my faith. Needs to be more complete.

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11. Jan. 2023

I’ll start with the 2nd question first. What usually keeps me in an anxious/worried state is paying attention to what’s going on around me physically. I see everyone else having what I want (great family/friends, a supportive partner, a baby, etc) and I feel like I’m still at square 0. Things have not worked out well for me and I try to see the blessings in everything, but it seems like I can’t even catch a break. Anyway, I have done better with switching from anxious to praise by listening to a playlist of my favorite worship songs and also by watching a lot of uplifting content on YouTube. Also, I remind myself God created me to do something great…

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To make the decision to constantly remind myself of the effect of praising and what it does spiritually. It’s a decision! I need to make it apart of who I am as Dr. Lovy would say ☺️

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