2 Peter 3:9 : “The Lord is really not being slow about his promise, as some people think. No he is being patient for your sake.”
God astounds me some days!! And on days like this I just have to laugh at myself and my lack of faith and patience.
Over this last week I have had, what I would call, God ordained moments. Moments that re-affirmed to my heart that God is still working and still moving in my life and the life of others. It is something I have been praying about for a long time, an eternity it seems.
Have you ever felt like you have been waiting forever for the Lord to move in your life or in a particular situation? Maybe he’s been speaking something to your heart for a long time and yet the doors haven’t opened yet?
Yeah, Me too! The last few months have been that kind of waiting for me. It really isn’t something I can put my finger on really, but just a sensing in my spirit that God wants to use me more in some way for him. So, I sit and wait and then wait some more.
Some days I wonder if God has forgotten that I’m waiting and I take it upon myself to remind him. Kind of like when your kids are bouncing around the car asking “Are we there yet, Are we there yet?”
Yeah, that would be me.
“Hello! God! Are we there yet, are we there yet?”
And yet, no matter how many times I ask, the destination doesn’t necessarily arrive any faster but somehow I feel better asking.
Sometimes I wonder if the Lord ever gets impatient with me like I do with my kids?
“No, we are not there yet, would you please sit down and read a book or something!”
Ok, probably not, but it makes me laugh all the same.
The other day one of my girls was sitting at the counter, dejection pressing her shoulders low. “What’s the matter,” I said. She turned her head and with a long sigh said “Mom do you know how long the days are when your waiting for something exciting to happen?” (Regarding Christmas morning)
I had to chuckle because I knew exactly what she meant. Sometimes I feel like that when I’m waiting on God to open a door or show me the next step in my journey with him.
In 2 Peter we find Peter exhorting the believers to live lives that would glorify God because one day he will return. He encourages them to not grow impatient even when they grow weary of life because a greater purpose is at stake – to reach everyone with the saving gospel of Jesus Christ before his return.
For God’s timing is rarely our timing and his seemingly delay is really for a greater purpose then ourselves.
So as I sit here and ponder the stirrings of God in my heart and life, I can’t wait to see what else he has for me. And as I wait I will once again hit my knees asking God to help me wait well and when I am am tempted to ask “Are we there yet?” I will instead sit back and enjoy the ride.