I think that something that the enemy is really good at is twisting our vision so much that we can’t see our situations how Jesus sees them. The enemy is especially loud in our seasons of waiting. He wants us to believe that the only words that come along with the word “wait” are draining, fearful, drowning, difficult, and so much more. It’s easy to believe that waiting for something can be a bad thing. Today’s world seems to be on a fast track with one goal in mind: no more waiting.
I think that Jesus loves the word “wait.” (:
In Psalm 84:11 it says that Jesus will withhold no good things from us. So, when we are waiting, why are we always so anxious and fearful if we know that Jesus, our one true King, will withhold NO one good thing from us? I think it’s a pretty simple answer really: we are imperfect and will never be able to wait perfectly like Jesus who waited 40 days and 40 nights fasting to serve his Father. But because of who Jesus is and what He can do, He wants to teach us how to wait well and teach us the true beauty of a waiting season.
I have been learning a lot what it looks like to wait well and when Jesus asked me to step into this season of waiting, it took everything in me to be obedient because let me tell you: I am SO impatient. Jesus knows that and I know He wants to break the chains of impatience; I know that this season was happening for the sole purpose to teach me to wait well. Everyday does absolutely not look like I would hope. Many times, I am begging Jesus to let the waiting stop and give me what I want now. Jesus is so kind. I have been blown away by how He has truly met me in the waiting. He is teaching me what it takes to wait well and how rewarding it is. To wait well is to find Jesus in the waiting. Sometimes all we have to do is run as fast as we can to the King of all Kings, surrender all we have and all we are and the rest will fall into place.
I find a lot of peace knowing that He holds the desires of my heart, along with my hopes and dreams. I know that He will give me the ones that are going to bring me closer to Him. I’m still uncovering the secrets of waiting well but I am getting stronger and getting so much more dependent on my Jesus for everything.
Jesus has a plan for your life even if you can’t see it; believe that He holds your desires and that He carries around books filled with your hopes and dreams. If you are in a season of waiting, seek Him hard and watch the anxious feelings that the world tells us we should have because we are waiting, slowly fade away. You can do this because you are fearless and you have Jesus in your corner!!!