I don’t know about you but I have a hard time with patience. Have you ever had a dream or desire you feel God has called you to do? Have the right doors not opened up yet and your more frustrated than motivated? Does it feel like God is taking you 5 steps when you know it could take 3?
If you feel this way, your not the only one. I’m helping a friend of mine who has every desire to move on to the next step with his life. He’s so frustrated with the pace God is taking him that he is border line questioning does God still want to use Him. For you this may be a job promotion, financial raise, ministry calling, next level of leadership, or many other things.
Here’s what i want to encourage you with; “Be faithful to the hand that God has you in, and He will stay faithful to give you the hand you Desire in your heart.”
Hand in the bible means power, anointing, & blessing. Not once have you seen in scripture God use His hands to lay them on himself. His hands are always designed for others. Its a hand to hand transfer God has for you & me.
If i know anything about the God I serve, its that He is faithful to the faithful. Have you ever seen God not deliver? Absolute Not! However we definitely have seen God manage time differently than our expectations. We see the purpose of timing clearly in Ecclesiastes chapter 3.
vs1 says; For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.
vs12-13; So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can. 13 And people would eat and drink and enjoy the fruits of their labor, for those are gifts from God.
As hard as it may seem, and i struggle motivation myself the most, we must learn to faithfully celebrate the position God has us positioned in. Knowing its for a time and a season, I will stay faithful to His desire which will lead to my desires.
A Side Note:
Hebrews 12:1 …let us strip off every weight that slows us down
Slowing down symbolizes time. Could it just be the reason God hasn’t moved yet is because there’s some striping that needs to take place.
“God can’t shift you until He strips you”
Just maybe the holding pattern isn’t as bad as you think. Be encouraged to know that God’s hand is on you, will always be on you, and in the right time He will shift you into what you desire most in your heart to do and to be.
“Be faithful to the hand that God has you in, and He will stay faithful to give you the hand you Desire in your heart.”