The Waiting Game

Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes. - Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
I think nobody likes to play the waiting game. Sometimes, we like to keep people waiting for us, but we don't like it when we are the ones waiting. But God likes to play the waiting game, with a purpose. And I must say that the waiting game is not fun to play for us initially. Yet there is reward in playing this waiting game. My trust in Him is such that I know I will turn out the winner every time I play this waiting game with Him.

It has happened so many times in my life that I have lost count of the waiting game that God plays with me. And so many times, I have to force myself to be still before Him as He does the work in my life and in the lives of the people around me, only to let me see what He has in mind for us when He unveils everything. There, we see His fingerprints in our lives and we witness how much sense it makes for us to be part of this waiting. Even recently, I see personally in my life, how waiting, despite people's urge for me to go ahead, has resulted in the most optimal result that I can possibly imagine. In this particular scenario, if I have acted any earlier, things would have turned out differently and negatively.

So, if circumstances have implied that God is making you wait, perhaps something better is coming your way.

Trust in Him, dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness.


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