Friday, June 3, 2016

What Are You Waiting For?

Have you ever felt like there were a thousand things that you should be doing, but you didn't know where to start? What if each time you prepared to start heard a voice saying, "Wait!" What if you had multiple dreams that you felt God gave you, only to have someone else complete the idea that you thought God had prepared for you. Would you give up? Would you continue to listen? Or would you try to drown out what you thought you were hearing for fear of disappointment? Or maybe you would do all of the above?  

I know that sometimes listening means more than seeking others thoughts about things. Sometimes, it means that complete silence is necessary to hear exactly what you tried to hear amidst all the noise of your everyday life. The lyrics of the song Heart of Worship come to mind as I listen in the silence...

When the music fades
All is stripped away 
And I simply come
Longing just to bring
Something that's of worth
That will bless your heart

Isn't that what we all desire?  To bless the heart of our Lord....can you hear him in the noise?  Or does it sometimes become necessary to have silence?  Sometimes, I don't really want to hear what God is trying to tell me for fear that it may not match the plan that I had created for myself. But, I know that God's plan is far greater than anything that I could imagine. How many times have you run from something when in fact, you should be running to it? God knows the deepest desires of your heart. God created you for a specific purpose that only you can fill.  Psalm 37:7 says, "Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act." Don't try to run ahead of God, because you will only make things more difficult for yourself. Let God prepare the way for you. You know the old saying, "Good things come to those that wait!"  Let's take it a step farther and say "Good things come to those that wait upon the Lord!" Isaiah 40:31 says it like this, 
"But they who wait upon the Lord will get new strength. They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak." Let God prepare your way and give you a God sized vision for your life.    

What are you waiting for?


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