Growing Through the Wait

It’s been over a month since I have posted anything here. I’ve thought about it several times, yet the go ahead has yet to accompany my desire. What is the go ahead? God’s leading.  God’s Spirit speaking to my spirit the peace to move forward.

It’s not that I haven’t been writing, for I have been. I have drafted several devotional entries based on Scripture I have been reading. And I have posted a couple of things on Facebook. But in general, this summer has been one of soaking, of filling, and of rest. God has been speaking, and I have been listening. But that’s the extent of what I believe He has wanted me to do in recent weeks.

God wants me to seek right now.  To wait. To watch. So I do. Habakkuk didn’t begin writing the vision before God spoke it. He stood in position and waited. He waited for what God would say.

Therefore, I too, wait. I watch. I willfully choose soaking over sharing.

Is it easy? Not always. For I am a doer–a doer with a dream. Nevertheless, to move forward when God says, “Be still,” would be costly–it would be price I am not willing to pay.

So I wait. I watch. I listen.  And if God is calling you to wait, to watch, and to listen, then I encourage you to do the same.  Be still knowing He is God. Watch, wait, and listen knowing He will speak–knowing you will once again hear God whisper, “Go,” into your ear. But until then, cease striving. Cease trying to do what God has not asked you to do.

Instead, soak. Let His love wash over you. Let the stillness calm your soul. Let His peace that transcends all understanding flood your entire being. Keep being faithful. Keep seeking. Keep searching. Keep looking, listening, and learning knowing He who promises is faithful.  You will “do” again, my friend. You will. And I will post again. But it will be when it’s time. His time. Not mine.

I close with this. A seed buried in the ground requires light, water, food, and time. Give it what it needs, and it will blossom. Deprive it of any of its needs, and it will die. Don’t allow your time growing beneath the surface to discourage you. Rather, keep reading and studying God’s Word, keep praying without ceasing, and keep waiting for what He will say. Allow God to work in the soil of your heart. For one day soon, you will see that sprout. You will break through that soil and grow into a beautiful flower–a hearty flower with deep roots–able to withstand even the fiercest of storms.

All because you waited. You watched. You didn’t rush what God wanted for you. You took the time to cultivate the good soil. And God Himself promises it is the good soil He will use to produce the harvest–a harvest a hundred times better than you could ever do on your own.

So I encourage you to wait, my friend. Wait on the Lord. Wait for the Lord ; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord! (Psalms 27:14 ESV)

And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Galatians 6:9 ESV

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