but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. - Isaiah 40:31
Waiting for the Lord means He will give you strength. I have never waited well. I'm a doer, not a "waiter". I also extremely solution oriented - I see a problem, and I immediately go about brainstorming solutions, then I pick one and go. I move through those steps so quickly at times that I often frustrate the people around me. Couple that with the fact that I tend to be a fairly organized person who can be extremely efficient with my time and my processes, and you've got someone who doesn't wait well. Waiting wastes time, I'd rather get stuff done. I'm that person who brings a bag of work with me any time I have to sit in a waiting room because I don't like to "wait", I like to do.
Now, none of that is necessarily bad. God created me to be an organized thinker and an efficient processor - neither of those are any worse than the fact that God created the next person to be a creative thinker or a dreamer. But that aspect of my personality does lead to my downfall when I'm stuck in a situation I cannot change and I need to wait on Him.
Waiting is such an important step in growing our faith and trust in Him. It is in the waiting that He roots out all those little nooks and crannies that hold our flesh. It is in the waiting that He reveals our weakness, our lack of faith, our pride. It is in the waiting that He breaks us, but it is only in the waiting that we can see Him magnified. It is only in the waiting that we come to find His strength.
Press on ~ you are loved 💗
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