Simply waiting is not only boring, it gets us angry and frustrated because we want things to happen NOW. But there’s waiting…and then there’s waiting with expectancy.
Waiting with expectancy is knowing that what we are waiting for WILL HAPPEN AND we are actively taking steps to PREPARE FOR IT. I heard a story about a woman whose husband walked out on her. She believed that he was going to come back. She prayed, but every evening without fail, she would lay out two placemats in the expectation that he was coming back. 4 years later, there was a knock on the door and there was her husband. She said, “Well come on in, your dinner’s getting cold!"
Waiting with expectancy is to MAKE YOUR FAITH SEEN. If you are believing for something, don’t just wait and question and doubt. Change your language and speak out what you want to see happen, act like you are going to get it, and watch God move!
Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.
Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; When the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.
- Susanna Tan