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