Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Waiting for Gods best
~ Give up your own dreams and expectations. Actually, you don't have give them up; but rather, exchange them. Exchange your dreams for something far better------ God's perfect plan. Choose to will what God wills ( Matthew 10:39 ).
~ Stop. Be still and know that He is God. Consider the awesome power of the God that you serve. What seems impossible to you is nothing for Him. Be still and watch Him work ( Psalm 46:10 ).
~ Get our a sheet of paper and begin to list the benefits that you are experiencing through this time of waiting. Don't just make a list in your head. It is helpful to actually write out the benefits. Don't stop until you have at least ten benefits on your list.
~ Rejoice in this time of waiting. I know it is hard. It's hard for me too. As I mentioned, waiting is one of the most difficult things God asks us to do. Sometimes it feels like you just can't wait any longer . But struggles and trials are important parts of our lives. Scripture commands us to rejoice in theses time of trials ( James 1:2, 1 Peter 4:12-13).
~Redirect your focus. Don't focus on waiting: focus on the Lord.
~ In the little events of daily life, learn to look to the Lord to supply your needs and carry your burdens. Have the attitude of David who prayed, " On Thee do I wait all the day... My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from Him " ( Psalm 25:5, 62:5).
Excert from Before You Meet Prince Charming by Sarah Mally.