Sometimes in life there’s a waiting period that God puts us through. As we go through that waiting period sometimes we become impatient forcing a situation or taking things into our own hands because we decided that we couldn’t wait on the Lord any longer. Then we realize that the process either doesn’t turn out the way we expected it or it takes longer to achieve what ever we set out to do. Only to find out later that if we just had waited on the Lord it would have turnout a lot different and happened a lot sooner.
The Israelite’s experienced this when they decided that after 40 days waiting for Moses to come down from Mt. Sinai getting instructions from the Lord to make their own God which was a golden calf. After Moses came down and put them in their right place he went back up the mountain again for another 40 days to hear from the Lord and retain the Ten Commandments. Just think, they had to wait an extra 40 days to find out what was to happen next. I’m sure we all have experienced something like that in our life but we don’t have to keep that cycle going. Just think when Samuel told Saul he needed to wait seven days in Gilgal until Samuel came to him to give him instructions if Saul decided to leave there on day 6. He would have missed out on Gods instructions.
1 Samuel 10:8 New International Version (NIV)
8 “Go down ahead of me to Gilgal. I will surely come down to you to sacrifice burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, but you must wait seven days until I come to you and tell you what you are to do.”
So what does God want from us? He wants us to do exactly what the two verses says below and that’s to wait on his timing!!!!
Psalm 5:3 New International Version (NIV)
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 27:14 New International Version (NIV)
14 Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.