“I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.”
Psalm 40:1 (NIV)
One of the most obvious evidence of faith is how you respond to the waiting rooms of life.
How long can you wait for your dream to become a reality? That’s a mark of maturity.
Children, of course, have a hard time waiting. They have not learned the difference between “No” and “Not yet.” If you tell them “Not yet,” they think that means it will not happen. But as we get older, we learn that’s not the case.
Brethren, God’s timing is so crucial when pursuing God’s dream for your life.
Many times, your dream may be exactly what God is leading you to do, but it’s just the wrong time. You don’t want to get behind God, and you don’t want to get ahead of God. You want to be just in his time, because God’s timing is perfect in every area of your life.
Look at Scripture and see how many times the Israelites had to wait on God. While they waited, God was preparing them. The children of Israel waited to be set free from slavery in Egypt for 400 years. That’s a long time in anybody’s book!
Even when Moses came on the scene, the people had to wait another 80 years—40 years for him to grow up in Pharaoh’s palace and another 40 years for him to go to the backside of the desert to be trained. Moses came back at 80 years of age and finally led the people out of Egypt. God’s timing is perfect!
Psalm 40:1 says, “I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (NIV).
How you respond when you are waiting for the next step of your dream is an act of faith.