This week we welcome back Katie from our Marketing Team. Katie expands on her post from last week about being rooted in faith and elaborates on the “waiting” season. We’re thankful for the perspective Katie brings!
The word “wait” is often perceived as a stillness, a time when nothing is moving. Last week I shared with you all about the process we go through in order to fully walk out the vision the Lord has for us. This week, I wanted to elaborate on the process, the waiting.
When I was younger – okay who am I kidding – in this very present moment, waiting has not been and is not my strong suit. If I want to shed a couple pounds, I want it to happen within a week. If I want to add to my savings account, I want the money to overflow instantly. The problem with this mindset is achieving these things instantly either isn’t healthy or it isn’t possible. The most rewarding thing about losing weight is knowing that my hard work, over time, has paid off and amounted to something. The same goes with saving money. Learning financial principles in the process is worth the wait.
What I’m getting at here is that the process of seeking out our vision is no different. As I’ve prayerfully asked God to reveal His vision for me, He’s promised to mold me in the process. His way of achieving the vision He has for me is going to be more fruitful than mine. Often times during this process, which I like to refer to as “the waiting season,” we get a lot of “no’s.” As frustrating as it may be, that’s God’s way of saying, “I’ve got something better.”
2 Corinthians 4:18 reminds us that even though we may not always feel Him or see what He’s doing, God is there. “We look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Friends! God has promised us, you and me, eternity! Find comfort in knowing that during this waiting season, God is working in ways we can’t see, ways that glorify Him and His name. Our purpose on this earth is to live the life He desires for us.
While you’re in the waiting season, remember that God is working. When He tells you “no,” stand firm in knowing that His promises will be fulfilled, in His way and in His timing. Hebrews 10:36 tells us to “persevere so that when we have done the will of God, we will receive what He has promised.” I mentioned this last week, but I’ll say it again, God has a plan far greater than anything you and I can imagine. Just like in my quest to find physical and financial health, I learned in the process, and I continue to learn. God operates the same way. He wants His best for us, and sometimes to get there it takes time, but rest assured. His best is always better than you and I could ever imagine.
God calls us to carry out our freedom no matter what season of life we’re in, and He promises to walk alongside us in the process. Rejoice in knowing God is good all the time, and stand firm in your roots while He harvests the seed.