by Dr. Charles Stanley
Waiting on God
Godly waiting requires action. Does that surprise you? God asks us to do our best work right where we are (1 Corinthians ) and to get along with others until He moves us elsewhere. (Romans 12:18) As we wait, we are to exhibit righteous character, which is...
Patient. When God doesn’t answer quickly, we may get frustrated and try to manipulate our desired outcome. With the Spirit’s help, we can be patient.
Trusting. Trust means believing that the Lord is in control, has our best interests in mind, and will arrange things for our good and His glory.
Quiet. Confidence in God brings believers a calmness of spirit. Fretting about difficult circumstances and people is to be replaced by a continual seeking of the Lord’s presence.
Steadfast. We are to stand firm with our focus on Jesus and continue to do the work we have been given to carry out.
Discerning. When solutions come to mind, we need to distinguish the source: Are they our own ideas, the world’s suggestions, or the Lord’s direction? With wisdom from God, we will discern where He is at work, what our part is in it, and which action we’re to take.
Courageous. Courage is not the absence of fear but a calmness and stability in the midst of it. Although we do not see God, we believe He is at work. A resolute spirit is required if we are to wait on God.
Delays present us with opportunities to show the world what Jesus’ transforming power has accomplished in us. When God says, “Hold still,” how do you react?
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