Passionate Waiting

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9, NIV

 


I have asked other people what they are doing. They respond, "Oh, I'm waiting on God." Waiting on God before we act is the right thing to do. However, there are two ways that people choose to wait on God.

Passionate Waiting:
Passionate waiting is when one waits expectantly for God's answer. "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened." (Matthew 7:7-8, NIV). One needs to actively seek God's direction. God will open the doors to you that He wants you to go through. In the meantime, continue being a Christian in your everyday life.

Passive Waiting:
This type of waiting is when a person does nothing to pursue God's direction in their life. They misinterpret it as waiting for God to do all the work. God has a partnership with you. Yes, God is the head. However, God cannot do anything through you if you do nothing. This is laziness. "God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make you hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy; but to imitate those who through faith, and patience inherit what has been promised." (Hebrews 6: 10-12, NIV). Waiting does not mean just sitting around doing nothing. One has to do something to pursue God's will.

One needs to actively seek God and His will. You will not get any closer to the will of God if you do nothing. When you are active in pursuing God's will, He will open the doors He wants you to go through. God is not a loner. God cannot get anything done on this earth unless He has actively seeking servants.

 

Dear Heavenly Father, help me to be a passionate waiter as I actively seek Your direction and wait upon You to open the doors You desire for me to go through. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

 

Jodi (AZ)