Do you ever get tired of waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled?
“By faith [Abraham] went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise.” -Hebrews 11:9
How curious that even though Abraham was walking in the midst of the promise he’d been given, it did not take precedence in his life.
Even though he was living in the land God had promised to give to him and his descendants, he didn’t try to conquer and claim the blessings right away.
He knew God would bring things to pass at just the right time and in just the right way. He was content to simply wait on God’s timing for the final fulfillment, even if that meant discomfort and displacement in the meantime.
And billions of people were blessed as a result.
Maybe your life doesn’t look like you wish it did. Maybe you’re waiting on something God promised you, but it looks like nothing is happening right now.
Hang in there! Sometimes, like ground being prepared for good seeds and a great harvest, it’s our patience that is the very process by which God prepares us to receive the promise.
Even better, sometimes the more contentedly we wait, the greater the blessing we’re able to receive.
You can do it!