'REST IN THE LORD, AND WAIT PATIENTLY FOR HIM.' PSALM 37:7
The old saying, you can't always have what you want, isn't necessarily true. When you delight yourself in the Lord...he will give you the desires of your hearts, (Psalm 37:4 NIV). But usually He makes you wait. Dennis Whole says: waiting is an art...if you can wait two years, you can achieve something you couldn't achieve today however hard you worked, however much money you threw at it, however many times you banged your head against the wall. There are things you can't have today that you'll be able to have in the future. So it doesn't make sense to drive yourself crazy and put your life on hold struggling to accomplish something now, that'll be easy when the time is right.
James says: don't try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature, (James 1:4 TM). God allows certain things to take place in our lives to teach us important principles like: a. developing new skills and ways of thinking; b. showing grace and controlling our responses; c. maintaining our faith when times get tough. Paul writes: patience...is the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper, (Colossians 3:12 AMP): Be glad for all God is planning...be patient in trouble, and prayerful always, (Romans 12:12 TLB). When you spend time in God's waiting room, He's developing qualities in you that simply can't be developed any other way. When He's finished you'll come out stronger and wiser. And you'll have the maturity to handle what He has in mind for you. So don't let the enemy rattle you or engineer circumstances that put you into overdrive. 'Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him.'
Evangelist Philip Jegede’s Reading Courtesy of DWFT: Hosea 6-10, Luke 2:21-33, Ps 17, Pr 14:13-16 www.mpbs247.org