HAVE YOU EVER WAITED ON GOD?

THE SIGN ON THE STREET CORNER CLEARLY READ “BUS STOP” IN RED BLOCK LETTERS IN A BLUE BORDER ON A WHITE 9″X12″ METAL PLATE. AS I PASSED, I NOTICED A MAN STANDING ON THE CORNER. MANY MILES AWAY, AS I CONTINUED MY DRIVE, I REMEMBERED THERE HAD NOT BEEN A BUS ON THAT STREET FOR YEARS! WHEN THE ROUTE HAD CHANGED, NO ONE REMOVED THAT OLD SIGN. THAT MAN WAS WAITING FOR A BUS THAT WOULD NEVER COME.

HAVE YOU EVER WAITED ON SOMETHING THAT SEEMED IT WOULD NEVER COME? HAVE YOU EVER PRAYED FOR SOMETHING AND FELT LIKE GOD NEVER ANSWERED YOUR PRAYER? MAYBE…YOU ARE STANDING ON THE WRONG CORNER.

WE HAVE OFTEN HEARD TO ‘WAIT ON GOD’. ARE YOU WAITING ON GOD, WHEN GOD IS WAITING ON YOU? DO YOU THINK GOD IS TRYING TO FIGURE THE SITUATION OUT? GOD KNEW BEFORE YOUR FIRST BREATH THE TOILS AND DOUBTS YOU WOULD HAVE. OUR WAITING WITH AN UNPREPARED HEART CAN BE A LONG WAIT.

FALSE SIGNS CAN DECEIVE US. WE HAVE TO PUT OURSELVES WHERE GOD WANTS US IN A SITUATION, NOT WHERE WE MAY WANT TO BE. ONLY BY BEING IN DEDICATED PRAYER AND LISTENING INTENTLY CAN WE HEAR GOD’S CLEAR INSTRUCTION…ALL ON HIS TIMETABLE.

GOD WAITING FOR YOU TO BE AT THE RIGHT CORNER WHERE HE ALWAYS HAS BEEN, IS AND WILL BE.

GOD ANSWERS PRAYERS WHEN HE KNOWS OUR HEART IS PREPARED AND WE ARE READY TO HEAR HIS ANSWERS. IT IS NOT ABOUT BEING UNDER A ‘SIGN’. IT IS ABOUT HAVING A HEART PREPARED FOR GOD’S ANSWER…AT THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME…BOTH DECIDED BY GOD A LONG TIME AGO!

ARE YOU WAITING ON GOD? STOP WAITING. PREPARE YOURSELF. GOD IS WAITING FOR YOU!

“AND NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? GET UP, BE BAPTIZED AND WASH YOUR SINS AWAY, CALLING ON HIS NAME.” ACTS 22:16 NIV