Sometimes I want to run ahead of God. To sprint into my destiny as though it can be accomplished without His help or His lead. My heart is pure–I am excited for His plans. Yet I long to jump ahead into my calling.
Do you ever feel this way?
I am waiting on God.
I feel like I am standing in front of a giant open doorway but I am not released to go through just yet. I have to wait. I have to journey a little more before going through. I can see what is on the other side and it’s amazing!
My dreams are there!
God’s promises are there!
Fulfillment is right there!
I can see it.
If I put my arm through I could probably touch some of it! But its just not quite time yet—I must wait just a little bit longer for those precious words from my Lord, “Its time… come follow Me.”
In the mean time I can hear God saying to me, “There is joy in the journey. There is peace there. There is fruit in the waiting. Don’t jump ahead where I haven’t led or made provision. Even now I go before you to prepare the way for you. To mark out the path before you so that your feet won’t fall. Even now I am with you in the journey gently guiding your steps into My destiny for your life. Wait on me. I am for you. The plans I have for you are good. They are My plans for a hope and a future for you, my child. I love you and am preparing the way for you. Rest in Me and enjoy the journey. I smile over you as you walk in peace. As you trust in me. I am with you always. I will never leave you. Though you often want to run ahead know that I am preparing you for what is ahead. There is purpose in the preparation. There is growth. I receive glory when you wait on Me and trust Me wholly with your life. Know that your path is being intricately knit together just as you were knit together while in your mother’s womb. I am the Master Carpenter. I am the basket weaver who never stops weaving together the facets of your life. Rest in Me My child. You are mine and I am yours. Draw near to me and find rest in me as you wait.” Says the Lord
So I wait.
I am but a vessel. A very willing and eager vessel, yes, but a vessel nonetheless. As such I am utterly dependent on the One who is steering and leading.
Dependent on Him to fill me and guide me.
I can’t do anything without Him, but with Him and through Him I can do all things (Phil. 4:13). And sometimes that means resting in Him and finding joy and satisfaction in the waiting.
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 KJV