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  • Writer's pictureLaRue Howard

Why Does God Make You Wait?

Ahhh...that waiting season. We're all familiar with waiting!! It can be stressful. Whether you have just come out of that waiting season, are about to go into it, or are in the middle of it, these seasons are inevitable. So here's my question, how do we wait with hope? Here are a few things to consider while you wait.

God takes us through seasons. Many of us try to pray ourselves out of those seasons. But before you go and exhaust all your prayers in this, ask yourself, who owns your waiting season? When you learn that in waiting He is equipping you in a way so that when you're launched into whatever the next stage of your life is going to be, you're launched with the embodiment of His nature. 🤯WOW!!

Yesss, so you won't be swayed, moved, or compromised and you can stay steadfast in whatever He has shown you and you are believing for. This comes when you realize that the person who owns the season is not you, but GOD!

He's doing a new thing! It's natural to ask God if what you're seeing and hearing is His doing. What I'm learning is that you don't have to find a NEW thing. He will bring YOU a new thing. Isaiah 43:19 says, "See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland." When you've decided to faithfully serve Him where you are and are willing to be obedient, He will grow you. This will probably bring on that season of waiting. Asking God to give you unstopped ears to hear, and eyes to see, will prepare you to listen with hope.

Staying present is important. Joseph is an encouragement on this. We know the story of Joseph. He knew he had a calling on his life. This didn't stop his brothers from trafficking him, being lied on, placed in jail, and seemingly forgotten for a season. But this is the encouraging part, Genesis 39:2 says, "And the Lord was with him." Joseph stayed connected to his God in his waiting season and did not waiver. Waiting can bring us to our natural lowest place. And this can be when we are getting spiritually equipped. Staying present is important. Surrender to the process. It's not what you're waiting on as much as who you are waiting with.

Seasons do end! Who can tell you how long your season will be? No one, but I can tell you that seasons come to an end. God doesn't want us to stay stuck in waiting forever. This would be counterproductive. He created us with a purpose! So be encouraged. Philippians 1:6 says, "Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." His word is His bond and you can take it to the bank!!

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