Think about this the next time someone tells you they are waiting on the Lord.
Scripture tells us in Isaiah 40:31 to wait on the Lord meaning, "to expect, look for, and hope in Him." But I also believe that we are to wait on God as a waitress does her customer. Dictionary.com defines 'wait on' as "to supply the wants of a person, as serving a meal or serving a customer in a store." Interesting. So what this indicates is not only do we delay decisions, or postpone action until we know God's will in a situation -- which by the way, may or may not be realized in our own timing; but it also suggests that we pour ourselves into Him through acts of service. This clearly demonstrates a trusting heart and a resolve to focus on Christ and the work He has for us to do, rather than on our issue at hand. It takes a dedicated patience to have this attitude because let's face it, waiting can be hard to do. Determine to be steadfast in your wait and use the time invested in the delay to wait on God by serving Him. Trust me; I've been to the 11th hour and not once did He allow me to go one minute further in my wait.
GBY! Barbara :)
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