I have realized that during the duration of my life I have had moments where Daddy God has answered my prayers quickly and I could hear Him so easily. Today I feel that I can be forgotten or left without an answer for months at a time. I feel challenged by Father God every day to trust Him with the small things and to have a positive expectation that He will provide answers for the big things I am asking for in life.
Five years ago, I would have absolutely no patience for Daddy God’s silence. I would have made a decision once I felt uncomfortable with the waiting I had to do. I wouldn’t last a week before I started questioning God and His ways.
Can you believe that I had the audacity to think that I could question my Father’s omniscience? It wasn’t until after I got married where my husband called me out on the impatience I had with God. I was impatient with choosing a college, getting married, and moving to New York City. Almost everything blew up in my face. Thankfully, I was given grace from God and He helped me get to where I am today even though I know I don’t deserve it.
When we wait for God to provide answers to our prayers we may have an expectation to have sudden results. As soon as I say, “Amen” I am looking left and right for my blessing and of course I see and hear nothing.
What I am trying to get at is that waiting for our Father to respond is going to happen to us for the rest of our lives. I can even bet that we may never receive and answer for most of our prayers. Is Daddy God’s silence going to drive us crazy? Is your impatience determining the attitude you give our Father every day?
While you’re waiting for your answer you may be excited at first and then a couple days later feel hopeless or unsure of your faith in God. I know that I get this way and I feel ashamed that I give up. I then focus on Jesus and realized that He lived 30-something years of waiting for us to come to Him.
How can I ask for immediate results from God when His son did not even get this request. It’s all alright though because we are forgiven. We are impatient beings and it’s a curse that we learn especially in American culture where we are trained to receive our phones, messages, and food right away.
If I leave you with one thing it would be to wait patiently for your answers from God. Don’t get upset and don’t wait by spending time on Netflix or Hulu to pass the time until your prayers are answered. Enjoy every day while you wait. declare that your Father will take care of your needs and in the mean time look or ask God for opportunities to do His will. I ask for opportunities in design, writing, and to meet the right person to lead me and Tru.Works to a stronger future.
Some days I can see clearly what Daddy God wants from me and other days I have precisely no idea what He wants from me. Make the decision to enjoy every day that God gives you, whether you or lost or not. Go ahead and meet people who share the same interests in you. Do something while you wait.