Waiting on the Lord means being patient and saying, Lord let your Will be done not mine. It means saying, Lord at your appointed time, may it come to pass.
It is not always easy to wait, sometimes we are in so much hurry and we think God is taking too long to answer us and we plunge ourselves into certain things without thoroughly seeking God’s Will or permission in the matter.
I have been guilty of this myself by taking up a project that I thought God was leading me into but the result was a total disaster. I wept for days wishing it was a dream I could wake up from and everything will be alright. I thought of the time, the energy, the sleepless nights, the finances I invested in the project and it yielded nothing. I knew there and then that the hand of God was not carrying me along all the time when I thought it was him.
What did I learn from that experience?
I learnt to listen more attentively and to differentiate between the voice of God and the voice of the enemy.
It has become very clear to me how God speaks to me.
Whenever God speaks, he speaks in a still small voice, he doesn’t put pressure at all, he doesn’t repeat himself several times within a few minutes. He might remind you again sometime later in the same gentle voice.
I notice this also when I’m driving and I’m facing a heavy traffic jam, the still small voice will say make a left turn or a right turn ahead and when I do I get to my destination on time but when the enemy speaks, his wicked intention is to derail one and put one into an even worse situation and the voice is always with urgency pressuring one to do it immediately, always making it appear as if something evil will happen if his wicked intention was not obeyed but he is nothing but the author and embodiment of evil, the Lord Jesus Christ rebuke him!
I must say my experience may be unique to me alone. We are all unique individuals and as a result, how we hear from God may differ from person to person.
However, it is of paramount importance to differentiate between the voice of God and the voice of the enemy.
Because satan is a loser and a liar, he has come to steal, to kill and to destroy but thank God for Jesus Christ who has come to give us life in abundance.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
John 10:10 KJV.
The voice of God gives peace and calm, no pressure at all.
God’s voice is not scary, doesn’t make you panic, even in the face of danger, the voice of God is suiting and comforting.
As we wait on the Lord, he opens our eyes to his Divine plan and purpose. He empowers us to understand him better and gives us the grace to put our trust in him and not in own efforts and abilities, for it is not by power nor by might but by the Spirit of the Lord.
The word of God says,
“Rest in the Lord , and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass”.
Psalms 37:7 KJV.
As we wait patiently on the Lord we learn not to be jealous of the wicked even if they are prospering in their wickedness, rather the love of God in us will move us with compassion to pray for them to turn from their wicked ways and repent and come to the knowledge of the truth through Christ Jesus.
Be blessed as you wait patiently on God’s perfect timing, to bring his plan and purpose to come to pass in your life. Amen!