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The Waiting Game

Written in March 2009. You can find it here.

Whether it’s for a child or for that perfect spouse or that dream job. Whatever it is I find that everyone and I mean every single person I know is waiting on God for something.

My sister just finished serving her country and is waiting for a good job. My best friend is waiting for the man who is ‘worth it’. My beautiful lovely friend is waiting for a child. My colleague is waiting for a better job offer. My friend is waiting to launch his album. My adoptive mother is waiting for a husband. My sisters are waiting to get a better house. My other friend is waiting for a financial breakthrough and his friend can’t wait for his business to kick off.

What am I waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

We’re all waiting. In fact, some people have given God a deadline. The logic is that if a lady is not pregnant by the end of March, then nothing nothing for her again this year oh!

So, I ask myself if God is powerless to do these things or if it is something else? Why is it taking so long? Did I do something wrong or did I miss it along the way?

What is it?

Then Pastor Ike comes with a testimony like yesterday’s about a marriage of 19 years with no children and now they have 3. The lady is in her 40s oh! Or the other lady who was past 40 but still found her soul mate… testimonies abound.

Theirs is one story amongst many. I have also witnessed such testimonies myself. God manifesting His power and His sovereignty. His thoughts are not our thoughts and His ways are definitely not our ways. He uses the foolish things to confound the wise…

So, I believe the determining factor lies with us. Am I willing to wait for God’s will?

And if His will go against my will, will I accept it and still love Him?

Like they said in the movie Facing the Giants, ‘If God does not give you a child, will you still love Him?’

One thought on “The Waiting Game

  1. Pearl, good question.

    The waiting times are often the forming times. The times when our character, motives and deepest intention can be exposed and tested by fire. How do we comport ourselves? Do we envy others their “faster” ROI? Do we take shortcuts and break promises and/or laws?

    A tall tree needs deep roots which must take *time* to grow. In nature though a caterpillar is “guaranteed” to become a butterfly, it must take its good time to struggle and come out of the cocoon.

    That being said, as Believers we must ask our Father for what we want and let Him answer us His way. Though, the time factor and the fact He could change things (though always for our ultimate good) make it challenging.

    God help us all.


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