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It’s Your Faith, Not The Wait

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When most people think of waiting it is not an easy task, But, if we shift our focus then waiting will be like taking a journey.

The Psalmist David said it best in Psalm 31:15: My times are in your hand.

Hebrews 6:12-13 New King James Version says  that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise.

Abraham patiently endured and obtained the promise; endure is the cure.  Abraham stayed with what God promised. Abraham did not look at time; he looked to God. He was consistent.

Even Jesus endured on the cross for us.

Hebrews 12:1-2 New King James Version says 12 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

Anything that is holding you back from your faith (any distractions), lay it aside so you can arrive at your destination. It could be people or things distracting you.

Surround yourself with people who encourage and push you in your faith while you are waiting. Do everything you can in the natural and trust God to lead you every step of the way. That is true waiting. When you look at it as a journey, you will not see time.

I love Joseph in the bible. He had a dream when he was young that he would rule. He had a lot of speed bumps along the way: Brothers who faked his death because they were jealous of him because of his dream, being sold to slavery, the boss’ wife came on to him and when he refused to sleep with her, she lied on him. Then Joseph got thrown in prison. But he stayed with God and the purpose God had for him. Joseph was in his thirties before his dream came to pass, but he had the dream when he was a boy. Read Genesis Chapter 37 and other chapters following it for the story of Joseph; it will encourage your faith while you are waiting.

A song was ringing in my spirit “Walking” by Mary Mary.

This part stuck out to me in the song and it is powerful.
Some people say walking takes too long
But I say with walking you can’t go wrong
Why should you rush your way through life
You won’t get very far, running all the time
Look at me, I’m trying
Every day, I fall down
I make mistakes
Get back up
Try again 
Next time that you see me
I’m walking, I’m walking, I’m walking
I’m walking, I’m walking, I’m walking

That is how we should view waiting like we are walking to get to our destination. We may have some speed bumps along the way. But, if we hold on to our faith/the word of God and let God guide us through our journey, we will get to our destination.

It’s your faith, not the wait!

Prayer: Lord thank you for a life of eternity with you.  I inherit your promises through faith and patience. I repent for not being diligent with my faith and in the word of God. I do not get weary in doing good. because in due season I am reaping if I do not give up. I claim it done in Jesus’ name! Amen.

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