WAITING IS NOT LOSING!! 

Waiting is that slow game upon whose playing fields no one likes to be found. It is the incongruent beat that few like to hear; the song whose tunes many find to be one of disharmony; the concert no one ones to attend; the stage no one wants to stand upon, and the food that tastes bitter to the majority. Yet upon this field, even with the best of denials, each one must find a place, liking it or not. We all stand on the portals of waiting as long as we live. Yet waiting is not losing!

“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. 

There’s a kind of waiting that strengthens. It does not deplete the soul of its resources. This is the waiting upon the Lord. This kind of waiting stops us from walking and sets us up to soaring; it goes beyond the mediocrity of a life here below, to the yearning for  life much better up above. It is not a waste of time, it is the investment in time.

“Waiting is not a waste of time, it is the investment in time.”

Friend, I do not know what you are waiting on the Lord for. It could be for a source of income, for a spouse, for a house, for a child, for a sick one to be healed, for your loved ones who have not accepted Christ as their personal Savior, for feedback on your ideas, for your gift to soar and find purpose in daily life, for graduation, for a wedding, for your personal healing. Whatever you are waiting for, invest your waiting time in growing your heart in readiness for the gift that God will bestow upon His patient child.

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Whatever it is you are waiting for, keep waiting- because your troubles are WEIGHTED in the scales of heaven- and you can bear them when you LET CHRIST carry the burden.

If the weight of your burdens scare you, rethink the enormity of the size of the God beside you!

I want you to know that He too is WAITING FOR YOU, ON YOU AND WITH YOU.

He’s waiting FOR you to accept His perfect will for you. He’s waiting ON you to hear Him speak His divine voice to your circumstance. He is waiting WITH you that you may commune with Him each day.

You have fought for so long, hoping that in fighting, your circumstances will move and you will win, but you realize they haven’t moved, and you haven’t won. You have been anxious so long, hoping that in your anxiety your agitated heart will lend the discomfort to be removed, but you realize nothing has changed; the discomfort lingers on.

When you come to the point of realizing that nothing has changed, then your heart is readied for the change, if only you will accept the Divine Order that changes situations, not just for your good, but for your best.

Keep waiting, Keep trusting. Continue the self examination of your heart. Change is not dependent upon you, or on the people you hope to help you pull strings. Change is dependent on the One who weaves the heart and pumps it each day with life, with purpose, with duty.

“For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13. 

To the One that worketh in us, we we are called to surrender if we want to wait with joy. We have a part to play, in surrendering to His will, in communing with Him, in interceding for others, in trusting, in obeying, in calling upon His name, in trusting in the power of victory that He brings, in staying still and waiting on Him. 

Therefore, 

WHILE WE WAIT…

We shall not stand still but move.

In the power of God in haste, 

We will tell the world of His tender mercies and love. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

We will not murmur or complain, 

But with joy stand at Expectation’s gate, 

Where divine promises are made plain. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

We will not entertain any tremors of anxiety, 

But with peace our hearts shall continually beat, 

Until with Divine will we stand in conformity. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

We will not be sleepless in the night with wander, 

But with divinity to sup, dine and eat, 

Until the Light dawns, and we behold Christ’s matchless wonder. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

Our hearts shall not fail with the intensity of fear, 

But be purified, sanctified and made chaste, 

Until we fully experience the presence of the God always near. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

We will not succumb to worry, fear or sorrow, 

For the Omnipotent One knows what is best, 

And prepares us for the paths of tomorrow. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

Our hands will not hang down in idleness, 

For when the heart goes out in divine quest, 

Power for service is granted and so is obedience. 

WHILE WE WAIT…

Our restlessness shall not steal away our peace, 

Nor shall we entertain human debates, 

But remain in stillness, for there’s The Power that IS! 

“THE Greatest Wait of the world is the wait of the soon returning King and Savior.

The Greatest Wait of God’s heart is your total surrender of your whole to His will.”

~Beryl Nyamwange 

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