We live in an age where the microwave is the most used item in the kitchen. Why the microwave? Because it’s fast. You want to re-heat dinner from last night? 2 minutes at power level 7. But why not warm it up on the stove top? Well, that takes 10 minutes...
Unfortunately, this mindset has passed into our lives with Christ. We want everything done now, every prayer answered in a few minutes or days. But then it doesn’t happen and He reminds us to...“Wait.” Wait for His timing? WHAT?! But I got stuff do to and people to see...I can’t wait for His timing, I need it done NOW!
I rebuke the spirit of the microwave out of our lives. There are so many places in the Bible that talk about the issue about waiting on God’s time, but the most recent one I read was Habakkuk 2:3 – “but these thing I plan won’t happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the visions will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, don’t despair, for he things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!”
Abraham waited 25 years for His promise to happen (Hebrews 6:15). That is as old as me!! And then it goes on in Hebrews 11: 13, 39 talks about how Abraham, along with all the other people of faith in the past, did not receive ALL that they were promised. It was their children that received it. So continue to wait, wait for His promises.