Hi friends! This is a very special post. Today, I have asked my good
friend Meilisa from Living the Imposibilities blog to talk about waiting
I have spoken a lot on waiting and I like I always say,
“God makes us wait because He loves us”. Meilisa has
a revelation from God about waiting I believe you need to hear
as she has been waiting on God too….I am so glad I found Meilisa’s
blog. She is someone who loves the Lord and loves His word deeply.
Her love for God and His word bleeds profusely through her posts.
I strongly encourage you to visit her blog. I believe
you will be blessed as I have been blessed. With that said,
Let’s get moving…..Meilisa, take it away! 😀
Waiting. What’s the first thing popped out in your mind when you hear that word? Some of you may sigh as the eyes rolled and skip into the next topic. Some may hate that word. And some of you may have it as your full-time job. Who likes to wait? In this instant era, I bet no one’s gonna like to wait. Who’s gonna like to be hanging in an uncertain condition?
But do you know this kind of mundane activity has being mentioned in Bible? It even repeated for several times! We know that every little things mentioned in Bible is necessary. Have you ever think why the Bible emphasize the thing most people don’t like such as waiting?
Remember Grandpa Ab and Grandma Sarah? (Genesis 15,18) God has promised them to give them ascendant. But in order to get fulfilled the promise, they waited for years!
And what about Laz? (John 11) He was dying. His sisters were asking for Jesus to come heal him. His sisters waited for Jesus. They waited!
I had been through waiting season too. I was asking God for help. I was waiting for His miracle to let me pass the entrance test of my study. The standard was actually too high to be reached by me. I studied hard as well as I prayed hard. I was in doldrums and nothing to do with that but wait on God. I waited. I waited. I waited. And then the result came. I failed.
You might have your waiting season too. Or maybe you are now in it. You’re trapped in it. You couldn’t move forward nor backward, because waiting made you stuck on that point. And the paucity of waiting is that you don’t know what would there be on the edge of your waiting. But truly I would say, to wait is mentioned frequently in Bible which means it’s necessary.
Someone once ever said, “as we wait on God, God is working.” It might be true, but practically it’s not like that. Let’s think if it’s true, doesn’t it mean that God work slowly? For example, if you have waited God to give you a bacon for a year, then God need also a year to make a bacon. But what if you need to wait for 30 years for a healing? Do you think God is that slow to heal people? It’s absolutely not. God only need to say let there be, and there will be. God can work in the speed of single blink of eye. So what’s the matter now?
The matter is, God waits, too.
(Wait, did you just say, God waits?)
Let’s take a look at the grand lovely couple back, Abraham and Sarah. What did Abraham and Sarah wait for? A promised son. And as I’ve said that God waits, then what did God wait for? It’s Abraham’s oldness and Sarah’s barren.
Does it make sense?
Let’s jump into the Lazarus’s epoch. What did Maria and Martha wait for? Healing from Jesus to their brother, Lazarus. And if it’s true that Jesus waits, what did Jesus wait for? It’s Lazarus’ death.
One more realistic example. I did wait on God to help me pass the admission test of my school. But at that time, what did God wait for? God waited for the sentence “not passed” printed.
It’s upside down much?
When I got revealed this truth, I was breathless in awe. To know that I and God wait on together, isn’t it beautiful? You and God wait together! But, why does it seem God wait for our failure?
No, He’s not waiting for your failure. He waits for the “your day”.
Imagine your beloved ones (could have been anyone) would have birthday in weeks. You prepared all the things needed to surprise them. You’ve bought the gifts. You’ve booked the venue. You’ve contacted their friends to come. You’ve prepared the candles, balloons, and flowers. You’ve learnt to cook their favorite dishes. Before the birthday, all things needed was ready. But, would you present it all to the birthday one once it ready? No. To make it perfect, you’ve waited for the exact date of the birthday. You would wait for the right hour on that day. Why? Because it’s just insane if you present it not on the birthday. Rather, it would not be special. And it same goes to God. He waits for “your day”.
Now, when is the “your day”? We could not know it exactly. But as we see Abraham and Sarah, “their day” was when Abraham get old and Sarah could no longer bear a child. And Lazarus’ day was when he already dead. “My day” was when I got informed the test was failed. But it’s the day that He had been waiting for! The day when you come to your limit. The day when surrounds you are the impossibilities. The day when all the doors seem closed. He waits for that! He waits for the moment when you see no way. And BAAM! He comes up!
What’s the point of God’s waiting actually? I’ve been thinking that it might be to show us that human are nothing and God is everything. It might be true. But that was not the main point. The point is that the “your day” would give maximum glory to God and you would experience the maximum joy in that glory (Bloom, 2013:124). It is true that God wants the best for you. Our God is not a so-so God. He is “most”, “best”, “maximum” The superlative predicate is His.
If I could ask, which newspaper would you go-get and buy, whose headline was “A Man from Bethany Has Being Healed by Jewish Carpenter” or whose headline was “A Dead Man Has Being Risen by Jewish Carpenter”? I guess you’ve got the point.
And let’s get back to the situation when you’ve prepared the surprise party for your birthday one. As you were preparing it, you’ve already imagined your beloved face when you surprise them, have you? Who’s excited about this? I bet you who have prepared the surprise would be more excited than the birthday one. And it same goes to God who’s more excited to surprise you than you who would get surprised. Doesn’t we worship the mighty God who owns the universe yet has a kind-loving heart?
All I want to encourage is that God is good. I know to wait is boring. Or you’ve been crying every night hoping your situation could be changed. Or you no more able to hold on. The anxiety attacked and adversary laughed at your failure. I would say it’s not easy, but you are handled by the most high’s pierced hands. If God instruct you to wait, take heart! He’s not punishing you. He’s blessing you instead. He’s not letting you waiting in vain. Abraham and Sarah’s waiting was not in vain. Maria and Martha’s either, they saw His brother coming from the death. My wait either, I am now officially registered as the student of the school I thought I would not be in it. And surely your wait either! No wait in God is in vain. Rather, He’s excited to surprise you more than you excite for His help. All things you are waiting for has neatly wrapped in colorful box with your name on it. He has marked “your day” on His calendar. He counts down the day! Don’t grow weary. He loves to work for those who wait for Him (Isa. 64:4). Don’t give up! You and God wait together. Don’t be fainted. For He has prepared the best for you. And it’s all well-done prepared.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I hope…
My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning…
O people, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love and with Him is plentiful redemption…
And He will redeem you from all your iniquities…
How can I add to that…..! God is so amazing!
God is waiting! I really love that. He is waiting for your
appointed time. He is not waiting clueslessly. No, He is
waiting and He knows the exact day, time and how you will
receive what He has promised you.
As we end I would like to thank Meilisa for sharing what God showed
her. I hope you have been blessed by it.
Please remember to visit her blog……!
A dreamer ambivert saved by grace.
Right-brained performer, Left-brained thinker.
Deeply encountered by God mostly thru’ music and books.
Love any things new and any things colored in mint! 😀