For a long while now, I’ve had this underlying knowledge that God has something more in store for me. Something is coming. Something He wants me to learn or see or become. I know it’s there, like a promise of sorts. There’s no doubt in my mind. Sometimes the desire for its revelation is intense and I feel it bubbling at the surface, attempting to fight its way out, and yet it never fully emerges and I’m left waiting again. It’s like God is saying, ”Not yet. You’re not ready.”, and everything simmers back down into a (somewhat) patient waiting.
I’ll admit, sometimes it’s frustrating to be in the waiting. The feeling of being in limbo is unsettling. It’s important, though, to recognize that I am in “the waiting” for a reason. I may not know the reason, but God, who is infinitely wise, does.
There is always preparation in the waiting.
In the Old Testament, we read how the Israelites spent 40 years wandering and waiting before God brought them from the desert to the Promised Land. There were very clear steps that they had to take before God allowed them to move into the promise, and He taught them some hard lessons along the way.
Just like the Israelites, maybe there’s something more God needs me to learn before I move forward. Maybe He wants me to become even more secure about who I am in Him before He propels me into what He has for me, and I’m taking comfort in that thoughtful care that my Heavenly Father has for me. He wants good for me.
And so I’ve learned that I need to trust even when I don’t see the big picture…even when I don’t see the why or purpose for the waiting. My only job is to keep pressing into God and letting Him lead me, blind step by blind step, knowing He sees the destination, and always has my good at heart. Hebrews 11:8, says, “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”.
Believe me, this does not come naturally to me. I’m a planner, I like clear steps, and I like to know exactly where I’m headed. I have a strong desire to know the plan from start to finish. But I’m reminded over and over again that I need to rest in the fact that God will reveal as I trust and obey Him.
Habakkuk 2:3 says, “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay”.
God always sees us through to the end result, and He will see the plan for our life brought to fruition.
So if you, like me, find yourself in a place of waiting for God to reveal His promise to you, have faith that He will make it known in His perfect timing. He knows exactly what we need in order to be able to take hold of what He has in store for us, and He’s equipping us with the skills and character we’ll need when get there. That’s how much He loves and cares for us.
Kim is a wife, mom, and lover of both Jesus and crossfit. She is a germaphobe minimalist who loves all things black and comfy, and will sacrifice life and limb to to be in her soft pants before 8pm. Kim serves as a worship leader and an administrative assistant at her home church in South Florida.