I have this practice when visiting the banking hall or using the ATM. It is to always have a book with me and/or have my earpiece on as I plug in to a good teaching or music. This way, I don’t get pissed off by the delay. I’m always at rest. I have learnt how to manage my waiting season.

Friend, waiting is not wasting. Just like great things are produced with time, great destiny emerges with time. The difference between “Here” and “There” is letter “T” and that “T” stands for “Time”. The distance between your seed and your harvest is time (Genesis 8:22). Behind every “suddenly” of God is the patience of man (Luke 24:49, Acts 2:2).

“That you be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:12). You can get some things by faith but you would get most things through faith and patience. Most beautiful things in the Kingdom would come through patience. While Abraham got Ishmael by haste, Hannah got Samuel by patience. The question is not; “Will you get it?” The question is; “How will you get it and from whom?”

“…whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation” (Hebrews 13:7). Don’t respect a man with faith if you cannot see the evidence of patience in his faith. Short cut may appear a smart way but it would ultimately cut people short. There would be a time when your vision seems to be a lie; that is your season of waiting (Habakkuk 2:3). You must not force it to speak at this time else it becomes dumb for life.

Patience is not just about waiting. It is what you do while you wait that counts. You must understand the purpose of waiting so you won’t truncate what God is working. Waiting is to prepare you for what you are expecting. Waiting is to work out the necessary details around your expectations. Waiting is to mature your faith because it takes a mature faith to lead a lasting life (James 1:3-4).

“…because she judged him faithful who had promised” (Hebrews 11:11). In your waiting season, learn to judge God faithful. We can only have faith because God is faithful. Never let the devil misinterpret God’s nature and intention for you. Always judge God faithful. Rest assured that God knows what He is doing. Be convinced that He loves you and has your best interest at heart. He is too faithful to fail you (2 Timothy 2:13)!

© ‘Demola Awoyele
Lead Pastor,
Destiny Impact Church
Akure, Nigeria