Much more trouble.
Many more situations than there needs to be.
But we are a proud people - hasty and prone toward foolishness.
To wait for God is not popular.
No, what I hear a lot of - is “let’s press God for what we think we should have or what we think we should get”, but we don’t hear much about waiting for confirmation from God before moving on.
Acts 1:, Jesus says to “wait for the promise of the Father”
Romans 8:25 says that “with patience we wait for our hope.”
Romans 12:7 says, “let us wait on our ministering: or he that teacheth, on teaching.”
Does anybody know how long it was that David had to wait to become King - after the Prophet Samuel prophesied he would be King? 17 years
Do you remember how long Joseph had to wait to see how God would transform his horrific experience as a slave into the second in command in all of Egypt? 20 years
How about the freed Israelites - how long was it until they were brought into the promised land? 40 years
How about Daniel, from the time that he was captured and taken to serve Nebuchadnezzar until the time he was put into the lions den and then released? 69 years
I’m not saying that in your case, you should expect to wait 17 years or any years - I’m saying the work that God begun in you He will finish and it will be on His timeline.
To flow with God is a better way than to flow against God, and you cannot flow with God unless you are living your life in flow with God’s timeline - and sometimes God says Wait.
Excerpt from Not The Wait Word? by Keith C. Powell Copyright 2016