Did you know that as followers of Christ, God will often see fit to place us in what I appropriately refer to as a “state of waiting?”
Waiting, when properly embraced, is beneficial in that God, our Heavenly Teacher, is sitting quietly while we, His earthly students, diligently attempt to master the tests to which He has assigned us.
Whenever we successfully master the tests and trials life often deals us, it is clear evidence that we have the ability to see — and embrace — unfavorable situations and circumstances from God’s perspective during our sometimes dreaded state of waiting.
Conversely, whenever we attempt to weather obstacles harboring the spirit of negativity, it merely suggest that we are — as the Bible reminds us — “fainting” (or clinging to unwavering faith) in our day (or present time) of adversity.
STAY IN FAITH
Job, even in the midst of undoubtedly the darkest hour of his life, for instance, understood the benefits of waiting, having gone as far as to make a fearless declaration unto God Almighty.
Job boldly professed: “If a man dies, will he live again? All the days of my struggle, I will wait until my change comes.”
That begs the question: If Job can embrace his “state of waiting” after losing his family, cattle, fortunes, health…even the respect of his wife, what’s your excuse? Because come hell or high water, you’ve got what it takes to master life’s greatest of tests. So hang tight and wait it out! #GetSpirituallyDressed
(Job 14:14; Hebrews 10:23; Proverbs 24:10)