Have you ever had to wait for something that you wanted really bad? Of course you have... haven't we all? I've been waiting on a change at work... praying fervently for a new position that is supposed to be posted. Each day I go to the website in anticipation... only to be disappointed again. In the mean time I've put in for something else but I don't really want it as badly as this other one. Each day I ask the Lord about the 'wanted' position and each day... He answers with, "Wait".
This morning again, I was hoping it would be posted and on the way in to work I was reading my Bible and doing my devotions when He took me to this verse:
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
Sometimes... we have to be brave and wait. Sometimes... the waiting requires courage. Always, though, He tells us to wait patiently.
Lord, forgive me for being impatient. Forgive me for wanting this to hurry up.... mainly so I can get out of doing something so difficult. Forgive me for wanting to take the easy road when maybe there is purpose in (what I see as) the more difficult path. Help me be patient in the waiting process. Most of all, help me to be patient with Your timing and to wait on You for clear direction. Maybe what I want isn't what You want for me at all. I want Your best Lord and I don't want to settle for anything less.
Thank You for the blessing of Your word and the gentle reminders that You give me each day.