A Necessary Lesson I Need To Learn .. How About You?
Psalm 27:14 (NASB) ..
14 Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
Have you ever wondered why the psalmist coupled the admonition to wait for the Lord with encouragement to be strong and courageous? .. The reason is that sometimes .. delaying .. waiting .. is the hardest thing to do. In fact, practicing patience is one of the most important lessons in God’s School of Obedience .. it’s essential that believers learn to wait upon Him.
Our modern culture .. is in such a hurry .. we gotta have it now! .. do it now! We've been primed to stay in a permanent state of readiness ... yet God says to us .. "take courage" .. be still when the world is rushing past. It takes strength to obey when everything in us hollers, “Go! Go! Go!” .. while God is whispering, “Wait.”
But we are quick to act because we are afraid of missing out on something. Believers who buy into that attitude make a move and then hope the Lord will bless them.
God leaves nothing to chance. He does not place a decision before us with the hope that we’ll make the right choice. That would be irresponsible and out of His character. Our Father is more than willing to show us what to do .. and how to do it .. because Our God is personally interested in our well-being .. But until Our Father makes clear what is the way forward, we've got to pause and wait. Waiting upon God is not passivity .. or laziness. Nor is it an excuse for avoiding responsibility. In fact, the opposite is true: People who seek God’s will are those who pause to pray, search Scripture, and perhaps even fast before taking action. And in the meantime, they are still serving God wherever they can.