In yesterday's post I talked about waiting and the fact that you might be waiting because you're not ready for the next thing that God wants to do in you and through you. As Andy Stanley states,
"What COULD be and SHOULD be CAN'T be until God is ready for it TO be."
Often during my times of waiting I find myself wanting the action to take place NOW only to later realize that I am not actually ready for the vision to come to pass. You see, the stuff I often find myself thinking about are things that could only happen if God shows up which begs the question: What is my place in the preparation for making that vision come to pass?
- I have to stay focused on God during that time: If the things that you feel has been planted in your heart can't happen without God it is so important to keep your heart and mind on Him during the time of waiting.
- It is my job to focus on WHO will make it happen, not HOW He will make it happen. God doesn't expect you to work it out, He expects you to faithfully believe that He will work it out. Have you ever seen a story in the bible where God calls someone to do something then in turn asks the called person how he's gonna pull that off? Me either. God knows you can't do it – You need Him. If you can make the vision happen on your own what is God's place in the plan and why aren't you making it happen already?
- I must be expecting that vision to come to pass. As you wait God will make your desire for that thing to come to pass grow. You think about it, you pray about it, you dream about it. Everything you read in scripture points to it (in your mind). You know this thing will happen, you just don't know when.
- I must remain faithful to Him. It is so important that as you wait that you wait on Him and not on the dream. If we aren't careful the dream will become so all-encompassing that you could make the dream an idol. Once the dream becomes an idol it will take the place of God in my heart.
The vision that God has given us for our life is a good thing, matter of fact, it's a God-thing and that vision is so worth waiting for. So as I wait