Mar 19, 2013

Wednesday in the Word-The Waiting Game

I don't know about you but I tend to become impatient when waiting....regardless of what it is that I am waiting on. I have really been trying to do better and even to try to see the God opportunities that is before me during the waiting period. For instance just recently I was in standing in line at the local Wal-mart with two things in my hand. All lines was packed (you would have thought it was Christmas time) and here I stand with two items. A diet coke and a bottle of Tylenol! The lady in front of me had at least 50 items in her buggy (though she was standing the 20 items or less line) and had even turned around and smiled at me seeing I only had two items. One would have thought she would have offered to let me go ahead of her right? NOPE! I can assure you that before I got checked out there was a battle raging in my mind that wasn't pretty and I had popped a few Tylenol with a swig of my diet coke! I must confess that I was not looking for God opportunities. I know that I missed something that God had for me that day.

We tend to do the same thing with waiting on our prayers to be answered at times too don't we? When we don't get immediate answers we become impatient. Sometimes so much so that we quit praying for something. The truth is that one of the fruits of the Spirit is patience.

God always answers either with a Yes, No or a Wait. The waiting part is the hardest. God's Word tell us to Ask, Seek and Knock. The "Asking" part comes easy doesn't it? But the "Seeking" part can be tough! Matthew 7:7 says, "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.

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The thing we have to remember is there is no time frame for praying. It may take days, months or even years before we find that in which we are seeking. Here is the thing though....remember when I said that we should look for God-opportunities while we are in the "waiting" period? What if we could only capture the mind set to look at what Christ is doing Through us and In us while we are waiting on answered prayer!

A quilt of our prayer life is in the making!

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy



7 comments:

  1. Great post lady.
    Connie Royals

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  2. I got to thinking about prayer this morning. Here's a question for you, my friend?!?!? Often instead of an "official" prayer, I think thoughts that to me are prayers. Like thinking of somebody and how I HOPE God will heal them, or bring them peace. Am I wrong in labeling those thoughts as prayer? An inquiring mind wants to know?!? HOPE you have a great day!

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  3. I know God has definite plans for us and we just have to trust Him....Christine

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  4. I love your phrase, "looking for God opportunities." What a great way to see every place we are as a mission field. (Even though some days, all we want is Tylenol!). Hugs...

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  5. This is a great post, Cindy. Got a situation going on right now that is getting bathed in prayer. Not sure what the results are going to be but I know God knows and He'll take us through - no matter what.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  6. Patience is not my strong suit and boy does God have me work on it often. :)

    Happy Palm Sunday!

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  7. I have to remember that too! I"m not very patient most of the time.

    Hope you are well Cindy and had a blessed Easter with your beautiful family!

    xo,

    Heather

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy