Patiently waiting upon the lord....learn what to do in the period of waiting.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Waiting or impatient is man's seven basic character flaws "dark" personality traits.
Impatient drains strenght for resourceful effort. Fear of the unknown has gripped and caused many to become impatient and have decided to join the speedy and dangerous lane of life, in the name of making ends meet, but God has just told us in the book of Isaiah 40:31.....which is our bible text; that our strenght shall be renewed or refresh continously as long as we wait on the lord, our God.
When we run without God, its called "race", but if we run with God leading, its called "GRACE".
That grace will locate us in Jesus Name.
Alot of people want things to go their way in life, so when such desire's' fail to materialise within their time-frame, they become tired and waiting turns into another stage of torture.
Any person who can not endure waiting with a considerable or unusual measure of patient will always get him/herself entangled with another time wasting hook-up or troubles.
Abraham Lincoln says; if he have six hours to chop down a tree, he would use four hours to sharpen his axe, and use the remaining two hours to chop down the tree; the time of waiting is the time of sharpening our axe, so that when we finally face the tree, it become a whole of easy job, because we are prepared before the encounter.
We should be able to identify our purpose in life and use the waiting period to prepare ourselves in skills, knowledge, exprience, and strenght
Lets wait patiently for our turn, instead of worrying and falling out of Gods plan for our lives, God is never in a hurry but spends years with those He expected to greatly use, He never think that the years of preparation is too long or too dull.
Waiting on God is neither laziness nor idleness, this is not the abandonment of efforts. We have to be patient with ourselves and God, and keep our focuse on the bright side of life.
Have any of us watched the tremedous training that surrounds the game of football?;
I decided to follow up event with chelsea fc london, in one of their historical match against one of the best club based in spain, Chelsea fc started their training for the match weeks before the matchday.
I saw how the both teams were engaged in a serious and disciplinary training for over some weeks.
Some of the club's big names were dropprd in some minor matches, sometimes they get substituted even when they are playing well, some spectators yells at the coach and question his decision of substituting such a valuable player.....all these happens on the way or road the bigger event.
As a coach you have the decision to make concerning your life, and never be distracted by spectators impatient.
A match that will only last for ninety or one hundred and twenty minutes of display, has taken several weeks of patiently waiting in training and building their strenght, mentality, and fittness.
Thats how important preparation is, and without patient in waiting you can't achieve a sounding victory when the time comes.
Lets apply endurance to our waiting and God shall surely renew our strenght.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.