As my wife and she will tell you, I am a rather impatient person. I tend to ruin my birthday, Christmas, Arbor Day, Hanukkah, Kwanza and so forth. I just don’t like waiting. Any one who knows me, knows I like being first at everything, from the first to get my oil changed to the first in line at youth church camp. I even feel like I have to be at the movies before the previews. If I’m not there to watch the previews I feel like I have already missed the movie. I love being first. As Ricky Bobby’s dad said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last!”
This bodes as a problem for me in my spiritual walk. Unfortunately I tend to bring that “hurry up” mentality into my Christian walk and that is no bueno for me. I would like my prayers answered rather fast God thank you very much and please reveal to me the secrets of the universe… God doesn’t work that way. To be honest I am perplexed on how God works with the whole pray thing, but that’s for a later post.
I always have to wait…well I try to wait patiently on what plans are still yet before me. The hopes, dreams, visions that I have stuck inside my head and heart…and still I wait.
It’s almost a cruel joke. I got all this bubbling inside of me ready to bust forth and all I hear is…
Just wait, it is not time…
So that’s what I will do…I will wait
I could proceed to what I believe God is calling me to do, but I will wait.
I will wait in silence and prepare in silence, for I know that WAIT will turn into a GO, and I for sure will be ready to capture that moment.
For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3)