In a microwave generation, Waiting on God seems like one of the most difficult things to do especially because we like answers pronto. Juanita Bynum’s song “I don’t mind waiting” always comes to mind when I think about waiting on God.
Waiting on God in itself can be one of the most uncomfortable positions. It means you have no control over the situation but God is the one calling the shots. Many are the plans in a mans heart, life has it that we are forced to plan. People constantly ask us where we see ourselves in the next couple of years and it makes us set expectations. When things don’t go according to plan, it is so easy to get disappointed and frustrated. These expectations are usually in terms of school, family, business and other factors in life. We usually set deadlines to ensure that we bear fruit. A friend of mine equates waiting to pruning.
As humans we are so set on bearing fruit that sometimes we forget that for us to bear fruit that lasts we have to remember 3 things from John 15.
1)The Father is the gardener- God is in charge of the vineyard.
2)If you bear fruit, He prunes you so that you may be even more fruitful-He sees the bigger picture.
3)If you remain in Him and Him in you, you will bear much fruit-With God you can do more than you can alone.
Sometimes it is so easy to get discouraged as you wait, this song by Fred Hammond encourages me each time… talk about a pick me up 🙂
Be encouraged. He has not forgotten you. In His time, if you abide in Him, you will bear fruit that lasts. Hold on a little while longer.
“When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.” John 15:8(Amplified version)