Whenever you send an injured loved one to the hospital and you are asked to wait outside the intensive care unit, it must be a very frustrating experience. Every silent second seems like a very long hour. Anxiety begins to rise with every pace you make in the waiting room. All kinds of thoughts begin to invade your mind when no one seems to open your mind to tell you what’s going on. Then you begin to wonder, what would happen if I just open the door and take a peek? I know I am not supposed to but nothing would happen if I do, right?
Hospitals are not the only places we are asked to wait outside. God makes us wait too.
Waiting is the simplest but yet the hardest order to follow
. Don’t do anything; just wait. But as human as we are, we don’t want to find ourselves idle; we love to keep busy even if it means nothing. When God closes a door and asks you to wait for it to open, it is not because He is inconsiderate enough to withhold your need from you; He’s only testing your patience to wait and preparing a wonderful surprise for you just behind the door. It takes a heart full of true faith in God to wait patiently for no matter how long it takes, trusting that God is faithful to open the door when the time is just right.
You may be running out of patience because you see your peers opening doors and stepping into their successful destinies and you are still in front of the door, waiting for it to open. The race is not for the swift…, the Bible says. The Christian race isn’t about who started first, it is about who finished well. Do not force the door open because fast doesn’t necessarily mean the best.
Are you expecting something urgent from God? Have you been waiting for so long that you’re beginning to give up? Please hold on; because the door will open soon-when you least expect it. Be prepared for it; let God open the door and find you still standing faithful. And you will never regret waiting on Him. Always remember God dwells in eternity; He cannot be measured in our restrictive element of time so don’t expect Him to act according to your deadline; His timing is best and perfect.
Don’t forget that patience is a virtue; waiting on God is not a waste of time. It is the best thing that could ever happen to you because it is during such a time that God prepares and builds you up for the phase ahead-behind the door.
Waiting might not be a pleasant task but it is worth it. And unlike hospitals, whenever the door is open, all you get to hear is good news.
God bless you, folks!