Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Teach Me Lord to Wait - When Lyrics Speak

Ever go through times when you have no doubt God is trying to teach you something? Everywhere you turn the same verse or concept is staring you in the face. I finally have to resign myself to the fact that God is trying to get my attention and teach me an important lesson. Lately the lesson has been waiting.

Kelly Bowling posted this on Facebook yesterday -

I took it as another reminder from God about how I needed to learn the lesson of waiting and patience. Patience is not a virtue that I possess. I'm not good at waiting. We live in a such a fast-paced world with technology where we can have a hot meal in a matter of minutes and news from around the world in seconds. I could blame society and the times we live in, but if I'm being honest I probably would have been just as impatient had I been born 100 years ago.

The song that comes to mind is "Teach Me Lord to Wait." I remember the first time I heard Aaron McCune sing this song when he was with Gold City. It was in a little church in Hot Springs, Ark. and the message still applies to me just as much today as it did when I first heard it.

I say that God has a perfect timeline but my actions and impatience definitely do not reflect that. Am I waiting down on my knees in prayer before God? Am I trying to make things happen for myself? Am I looking at what others have and wondering why I don't have the same? Are my eyes only on Christ? Am I allowing God to teach me to wait or am I just hoping the time will pass by quickly?

I choose to believe that God's plan allows for these teachable moments in our lives. This is one of them for me. He's teaching me to wait. It's not a lesson I like or even one I want to learn, but it's needed. His timing and plan is perfect, and I can rest on that. I choose to believe that regardless of how God answers my prayers, His grace is sufficient.

I'm thankful for this promise - "Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary." - Isaiah 40:31

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