Waiting on God

“And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”   ~ Luke 24:29

Waiting on God can be one of the hardest things to do. Sometimes when we have been waiting for so long we begin to doubt God and His promises. However, the disciples never doubted. They consistently gathered and waited for the promise of the Holy Spirit, when others gave up and got tired they found strength in God. They knew that value of what they were waiting for, so they were determined to wait however long it took. Even though its hard we need to get to that place, that no matter how long it takes we will wait on God till He fulfils His promise.

Waiting on God requires stamina, persistence, and desire, without these three things it will be next to impossible to wait on God. Running a marathon isn’t the same as running 100 meters. Why? because a marathon takes more endurance and durability than 100 m because you have to keep yourself going for a longer period of time. It is the same with waiting on God, yes, God can answer immediately but other times God needs us to wait.

Another thing that God revealed to me, it that when athletes are running a marathon they can’t see the end, but they keep running because they have been told it will only last for so long. Even though they can’t see the end they believe there is an end and so they keep running. They focus on an end that they cannot see. You need to focus on the end that you cannot see. The Bible says…

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning, and the end, the first and the last. ~   Revelations 22:13

looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. ~Hebrews 12:2

So just like the athletes, you know that there is an end, but do you believe it? Do you believe in the word that has been given you? Because it is your faith that will give you the stamina you need, without it, you won’t reach the finish line.

It was because of Daniel’s persistence that He received from God. Daniel prayed for 21 days, but God released the answer to his prayer on the first day. The Prince of Persia was standing in the way of Daniel and his answered prayer. Even though God released His answer immediately there was a demonic delay. Daniel’s persistence in prayer demanded God’s attention. It was not a situation that God didn’t know that Daniel had not received His answer but the laws of Heaven are simply. Ask and ye shall receive, knock and the door shall be open. The bible didn’t say how many times we need to ask or knock to receive, we just know that we’ve got to keep doing it until we get what is promised. Just like with the people in the upper room, they kept on asking to they God what they wanted. They didn’t just sit and wait, they actively waited in prayer.

Daniel 10:1-15

The desire to receive what we have asked for will make us resilient in prayer. When you are hungry enough for something, when you want it bad enough you will not stop until that thing is yours. We need to be exactly the same in spirit.

From the days of John, the Baptism until now the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force. ~ Matthew 11:12

I have been waiting on God for a lot of things concerning my family, for what feels like my whole life, and only just recently God confirmed and directly told me himself that He has done it. Everything I prayed for I knew already belonged to God and there was nothing that he couldn’t give me. Yet, I had to wait, I am honestly not sure why, but at the end of it God’s name was still glorified and honestly, I have learnt that no matter how long I am in a storm peace will come. That’s the big difference between us and God we see the present while God see our tomorrow. We can just see pieces while God see the full complete picture. We need to learn how to trust in the one who not only sees the full pictures but painted it with His own hands.

Jacob had stamina, Daniel was persistent and David had a desire that God was searching the earth for. Each and every one of them got what they wanted and they were not forgotten by God. Your situation will not be different in JESUS name. Amen

Stay Blessed x

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