What do you do when you know God has spoken clearly to you about what He is going to do through you, but He hasn’t done it yet? Do you struggle to rest in the waiting? Do you go out and make something happen? What do you do with the lag time between what God has said and its manifestation?
People have such a short term view of their life, they struggle to rest, sit still, wait, trust the Lord’s timing. Something inside of humanity needs to make something happen, especially if they feel like God has put something inside of them. The challenge with this, is once what we make happen, happens, it does not satisfy, it does not fulfill us, so we go and make something else happen. Over and over it goes, the cycle of dissatisfaction, all because we tried to do it on our own and called it God.
The earth is cluttered with people who have built their own ministry, started their own church, created their own company, all because they could not wait on God. The clutter makes it hard for anyone to move, let alone the spirit of God. Now we have so many churches in the world and so little power. We have so many songs to sing; so many cereals to choose from; there is excess of everything, but what has all the excess options done for us?
I am of the thought that God is a lot more simple, a lot less crowded, and a lot more satisfying than all of these excess options that stress us out. I am of the belief that Isaiah says in Isaiah 46-9-11 “I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, ‘My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure’. Truly I have spoken; truly I will bring it to pass. I have planned it, surely I will do it.”
I may not know all the details, but what I do know is the God who is going to do it. What is the it, that is an open-ended question until we see it. But what I do know, is that the most satisfying thing in my life is getting to know God everyday. He truly satisfies my soul and that is what allows me to rest in the midst of all the clutter and wait for God!