Waiting Out Delays
Are you currently waiting for intervention in your life or circumstance? The waiting can be difficult to understand because of the timeline that goes along with it. Our delays are not on our timeline. We don’t know the reason behind all the waiting. Although, we can make some adjustments during this timeframe.
It’s easy to focus our attention on the need instead of relying on our heavenly Father. We become focused on what He can do for us versus us focusing on Him. Our heavenly Father wants us to delight in who He is versus what He gives us.
Our heavenly Father is working behind the scenes to release the need for expectations because this will become emotionally exhausting.
As we wait and focus on Him he will release us in His time when we are ready to learn to love and trust Him in the wait.
I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness in the exuberant earth. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: Stay with God!
Patience or Impatience
People get grumpy and downright mad when they don’t get what they want. Some will go as far as antagonizing you to get what they want. Then, they are begging for your forgiveness because, of how they came at you.
Their emergency is not our emergency yet we respond reactionary because we feel we have to respond. We start rationalizing the delay that is at hand. If I were to…this wouldn’t have happened. We think we know it all and that attitude is where we get into conflict ourselves and with others. We’ve formed our opinions based on us and how we would do things versus how things should be done. We criticize others because we think our ways are right.
What is the real problem here? It seems to be an inconvenience. How dare another person inconvenience us with their matter. Is the problem something that would save your life? Is the problem going to take your life? Is the problem another person’s situation?
Delays are irritating and aggravating, to say the least, because we want what we want when we want it.
All these situations you are dealing with are causing a chain reaction in you and that’s mostly because we didn’t plan far enough ahead. We set ourselves up for failure because we aren’t planning ahead.
Life Is Waiting
The mainstreams of life are either flowing or not flowing. Mainstreams mean the process of including our needs in our planning or implementation of policies, plans, and procedures.
How do you live out this life of mainstreaming? This is where the rubber meets the road (the point at which a theory or idea is put to a practical test). This is where growth occurs in the mainstream of life.
Is to provide more information about (something): to make (something) more complete by adding details.
Learn to accept delays graciously calmly and quietly. Live freely, animated, and motivated by God’s Spirit then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness.
These two ways of life are contrary to each other so you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?
The Way Is Worth Waiting
What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard. These things are much like affection for others, exuberance about life, and serenity.
We must develop a willingness to stick with things. Have a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction where holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves naturally involved in loyal commitments that are not needing to force our way in life, and able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.
Have the ability to accept a delay or a disappointment by responding with a pleasant, understanding spirit. Seek God out asking him to help keep you calm, relaxed, and refreshed.
Be a comfort to those that are trying to make you comfortable in your delays.
Our Comforter Is Waiting
Remember who our true comforter is I can’t promise you that others will understand. But, He brings me comfort in all my delays. Smart people know how to hold their tongue; their grandeur is to forgive and forget. I don’t claim to be them but, I am slowly learning to be more like them. Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.
Run for dear life from evil; hold on for your dear life to be good. Be good friends who love deeply; practice playing second fiddle. Don’t burn out; keep yourselves fueled and aflame. Be an alert servant of the Master, cheerfully expectant. Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help needy Christians; be inventive in hospitability to others who may not believe.
In light of all this, here’s what I want you to do. While I’m locked up here, a prisoner for the Master, I want you to get out there and walk better yet how about you run on the road, God called you to travel. I don’t want any of you sitting around on your hands. I don’t want anyone strolling off, down some path that goes nowhere. Make a mark that you will do this with humility and discipline. Do not do it in fits and starts but steadily pour yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing the difference and quick at mending fences.