If you are struggling with waiting, this is for YOU!!! Waiting is one of those principles in Scripture where lots can happen without anything really happening at all!!! It’s one of the most genius things in the world! When we wait // when God asks us to wait for anything, we develop patience and wisdom without anything really happening. Today, waiting is disrespected, misunderstood, and unwanted. However, waiting has produced amazing things in my life (I had to wait 10 years for my ministry and 3 years for my children – but they came in God’s time), and that is why I am passionate about it!!!
When Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, God said, “I want you to come up with me to Mount Sinai; I want to speak to you.” We see in Genesis 31 that this is when God gives him the 10 commandments.
18When the Lord finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the covenant law, the tablets of stone inscribed by the finger of God. 1When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.”
There is a delay of about 40 days when Moses is gone. Since they didn’t know where Moses had gone and there was a delay in him coming down, they immediately wanted and needed something to serve, and they moved their attention from the God to a god.
A lot of times when there is a delay in our lives, we will turn our attention because we don’t agree with the delay. All we see is the delay. We don’t see that God is writing with His finger the ten commandments to give to us via a messenger from Him!!!! We don’t see what He is doing on our behalf in the supernatural. All we see is that there is a delay. Even in the span of 40 days of delay, we will turn our attention from THE GOD to a god!!!
Delay from God doesn’t mean that God is denying you the thing you are waiting for; it simply means there is a delay!!! It’s just taking a while!! He is writing with His finger on tablets to produce the ten commandments (or the like in your own life)!!!!!
There’s been a delay. You’ve asked for something that hasn’t arrived yet, and in your spirit, you are saying, “I don’t know what’s become of God. Where did He go? He must not have been interested. He must have been too busy. He must not care about me. He must not answer my prayers.” You don’t know what’s become of the all-sufficient, ever-present, fully-personal God.
The Israelites say to Aaron, “We don’t know what’s become of Moses.” Then, they make a golden calf to worship.
2Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” 3 So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. 4 He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.” 7 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go down, because your people, whom you brought up out of Egypt, have become corrupt. 8 They have been quick to turn away from what I commanded them and have made themselves an idol cast in the shape of a calf. They have bowed down to it and sacrificed to it and have said, ‘These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.’
It is easy to just see the delay and not see how active God is during your delay. There is a reason for your delay. I don’t want you to be like Israel who quickly turns aside and corrupts themselves from serving THE GOD to a god just because of a delay.
BE ENCOURAGED!!!! HE IS AT WORK!!! I promise you that He is at work ON YOUR BEHALF!!! He is so interested in the outcome, and He wants you to trust Him!!!
I love you guys!!