Waiting is a virtue in which it takes a supernatural infusing to perform. Impatience is a vice that rattles every human cage. Standing in line, waiting for a light to change, expecting something different than what is, to which each cause a swirl of impatience. People will yell, tap their pen to a table, bobble their knee in annoyance, even break into a full sweat over having to wait until something is done, over, or next.
Look at this verse.
Psalm 110:1 The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
This is the LORD, God the Father speaking to the Lord, God the Son. Do you see it?
Jesus sat down at the right hand of the Father and He quietly waits to see the complete victory.
And I can’t hardly wait for a thing…
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. It takes being strong and mustering courage to wait for God to move on your behalf, to handle a frustration, to make a way, or to remedy a situation. Impatience moves us to take matters into our own hands. I don’t know about you but my impatience usually is combined with frustration and anger if not checked. Impatience can spiral out of control and end in a burst of nothing good.
Father thank you for this picture of the waiting Jesus, who waits for the victory that you will bring. Fill us with your Spirit, Lord, and give us your ability to wait. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience…help us to be strong and courageous in the face of not seeing what we expect, desire, or hoped for. Help us to be mindful of if we become impatient due to our lack of planning. Maybe we make our selves late and we are always rushing. Help us to help ourselves. Let us be like Jesus, willing to wait, and trust in the Father for the victory. I pray for those who are waiting for great rocks of uncomfortable waiting to be moved. I pray for the answers to prayer to be released. I pray for them to see your kindness and goodness, that they may rejoice in it instead of being impatient. Hold our tongues, Holy Spirit, that we may not speak against our blessing before they come out of our frustration. Give us a peace and a willingness to wait for what you have for us. You work all things for good to those who love you. Lets us love you more today.
How is your impatience level? How does knowing that Jesus is sitting at the right hand waiting for the full victory give you strength and courage to wait too?
Thanks for Listening,