“I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”
Many people lack patience, they have an ‘I want it now’ mentality and even take offence with God when He doesn’t seem to give them what they want when they want it.
It is one thing to discern when the devil is trying to toy with your life, and refuse to take it sitting down. It is another thing, however, to know when to exercise patience.
Don’t spiritualize your anxiety in the name of faith; faith is patience in the process of growth.
1 Peter 5:6-7 says: “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
‘Due time’ is something many Christians do not know about. The fact that you have to wait for a miracle doesn’t mean that God has forgotten you.
James 1: 3-4 says, “that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.”
You must also learn that faith is divine leading over result orientation. Divinely led people are result-oriented, but result orientation is not always divine leading. Good ideas aren’t always God’s idea.
Sometimes an idea might seem like a great one, but it might not be in line with God’s will.
In your life, family or ministry, you must always prioritize the leading of the Holy Spirit above results.
Sometimes, both might coincide. But you must understand by following God’s will, you’ve succeeded in what really counts.