We Are The Waiters

Psalm 40:1 says, “I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.” We wait for God, God does not wait for us. We are human, He is God, we are the ones who are to wait for God, He is not waiting for us. I have heard people say, God waits for us to respond, to obey, to do whatever He has said, but that is not true biblically. The Bible is very clear that we are to wait for God, that God has set times, set places, set situations and He will come when He wants for He is God. We are the ones who are called to wait.

In Genesis 6-7 Noah built an ark, called the animals and his family, then when God shut the door to the ark, that was it, God was not waiting for people to decide they wanted to get in the ark and be saved. When God decided it was time for the door to shut, it was shut and it was not going to be reopened. In Matthew 25 Jesus shared a parable of 10 virgins, in the parable when the bridegroom arrived those who were waiting for him went in with him and those who were not there waiting did not come in for Jesus said the door was shut.

The word of God from the Old Testament to the New Testament makes it clear we are called to wait on God, God is not waiting on us. If we chose not to obey, not to move, not to change, that is our choice, but God is not going to change His time for what He has planned to wait for us. Our job is to wait for Him, we are the humans, He is God, He does not wait for us. If we can make this shift in our thinking that it is an honor to wait for God, we will treat Him as God, not as one created in our own image. He is God, He gets to do whatever He wants and when you wait on HIm there is a great reward. Just ask Noah or the 5 virgins!

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