“God, what’s taking so long?”

Are you waiting on God for something? Are you waiting on Him to change that persons heart, to save your loved one, tell you your calling, to give you your future spouse, to allow you to get pregnant, to open a specific door, or to answer that prayer?

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. – Psalm 27:14

We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. – Psalm 33:20

Why do we dislike waiting on God?

We are the microwave, fast-food, and Wi-Fi generation. We don’t like waiting so we invented a faster way to heat up our food, we don’t like the time it takes to cook so we invented fast food, and dial up wasn’t fast enough either so we created Wi-Fi. Even though the new options are faster, how is their quality? How does a stove cooked meal compare to a microwaved frozen dinner or a fast-food combo? What provides you with the greatest satisfaction?

Not only do we pray microwave-prayers that only last a few seconds to a few minutes, but we also want microwave-answers. We have become so accustom to Google giving us 2,720,000,000 results in 0.36 seconds that we expect the same from God. Due to the speedy lifestyle we’ve created for ourselves, we see waiting as a burden. Waiting for that stove cooked meal might take a little longer, but I know the outcome will be much greater than if I ran and grabbed fast food. It would taste better, satisfy me, and keep me full longer.

God’s way might take a little longer to “cook”, but it is better quality, it will satisfy you, and it will keep you full longer. How? Because God is God. He is your father. He knows whats best for you. Don’t let our speedy lifestyle discourage you from waiting on God’s perfect plan. If He wanted you to have it now, you would. So if you don’t, now is not the time. Would you really want God to give it to you now, if its not the right time? That would completely ruin it. Let God do what God does. Being God is His job, not ours. Trust in God, even if that means waiting on Him. Because I promise, it’s worth waiting for.

But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me. – Micah 7:7