Given January 26, 2006
God has been speaking to me recently about patience. As I was listening to FamilyTalk on XM radio the other day, the speaker was talking about how God usually wants us to wait for something He’s going to give us. It reminded me of the old game show, “Let’s Make A Deal”. Do you remember that?
Here’s the situation: God says, “I’ve got this great blessing, (deal), I want to give you but, because you’re not ready to handle it yet, I want you to wait awhile. You’ll see, it’s going to be worth the wait!”
Now, on the other side, you’ve got the devil saying, “Don’t listen to that!” (Genesis 3:1) I’ve got some great things, (prizes), waiting for you behind door number 1, 2, and 3. And, you don’t have to wait! You can have it right now!” Wow, that sounds good, doesn’t it? He’ll even give you a glimpse of what’s behind one of the doors to entice you. And the crowd, oh my goodness, the crowd. These are usually your friends, family, and co-workers and most of them are cheering you on to take a door. Get it now!
Then, again, you hear the small, still voice of God saying, “What I’ve got for you Bill is unimaginably good, but you can’t have it now.” What are you going to do???
“Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.” Psalms 37:34 It happens all the time. This situation presents itself to you and me. Don’t deal with the devil, wait on God. He guarantees it will be worth your wait!