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If you say that you are going to wait on the Lord the word “wait” can be a little deceptive in the sense that it implies that you do not do anything. But I can tell you for those who wait on the Lord they typically do get results. Yes you are waiting for the Lord but you do have to do something while you wait. And that is what this blog post is going to teach you.
But first, if you are waiting on God because you are single then you can check out my video below because I know that so many women are waiting on the Lord for a relationship and the following video will give you tips on what you can do while you are waiting while single. And don’t forget to subscribe to my channel by clicking here for more video content.
1. For Those Who Wait On The Lord Wait With Expectancy
When you choose to wait on the Lord that means waiting with expectancy. Expectancy is a verb, in my opinion, it means that you are doing something. That something may be an action or that something may even be a feeling. Waiting on the Lord DOES NOT mean that you just sit and wait, feeling depressed, or wondering when your breakthrough will come through.
Waiting is also a verb, meaning that it is something that you should actively do. If for example you say that you are waiting on the Lord for a breakthrough but everyday you have doubt, are sad, or you are just walking through life thinking that maybe sort of kind of it might happen but you really don’t know, then you are not waiting on the Lord BUT you are wishing upon a star. And that “MAYBE” you are “HOPING” that God maybe will show up on your behalf. And to you I say you lack faith.
2. For those who wait on the Lord Bible Verse:
Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses]. Hebrews 11:1
Waiting, faith, expectancy; all of it goes hand in hand in the sense that you know you are waiting without a shadow of a doubt that something is going to happen and you are going to behave as such believing with all of you heart that at any given time the Lord is going to come in with what you have been waiting for. It will not be a surprise to you because it is something that you expected to happen.
Just like you know your birthday is going to come every year, or Christmas, or even the vacation you have been planning to take. You do not just sit and wait on these things feeling depressed as you think about them. You wait with expectancy. You wait with the anticipation that these things are coming. Not because you doubt that they are coming but because you know that they are coming. And as the Holidays grow near you become more and more excited. Because you expected them.
Now I know what you may be thinking that it is much easier waiting for a day, and of course it is. Because waiting on a specific day is knowing exactly when the day is going to happen and on the Lord is different because you have no idea when what you are waiting for is going to happen. You may have been waiting for a while now, you may have been waiting for years, months, and you may be getting weary and you are tired of waiting and you do not want to hear that you need to wait like any day now what you are waiting for is going to come. Because I get it, with time comes weariness, and with weariness comes doubt. But that is what this post is for.
3. For Those Who Wait On The Lord ~ When You Wait You Don’t Have Doubt
“Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Meaning that if you believe that something will happen and you are expecting something to happen then it is going to happen. But if you don’t have faith that something will happen then you are standing in your own way. As much as I believe in God I can say that even I am a huge doubter at times and it is not always intentional.
A lot of times if I talk myself out of something OR if I say “if” it is going to happen or to belittle what I want, so that when it does not happen I won’t be as disappointed. But do you see that even setting myself up in this way, of not being disappointed is really an indirect way of not having faith, of not waiting with expectancy, and doubting that God can do what He said He can do. Therefore.
Remove any negative thinking (see my blog here) and words (see my blog here) from your thoughts and your mouth. Because that is the same as speaking down to your own destiny and you could be keeping yourself from getting what you are waiting on the Lord for. Even if you feel you are doing it to yourself to protect yourself, you are really just holding your blessing back. Also check my video down below.
4. For Those Who Waint On The Lord ~ Don’t Get Caught Up In What You See
To prove this point I want to first tell you a story and the story comes from 1 Kings Chapter 17 and it is about the widow of Zarephath. Because the widow at Zarepath was a single mom and her and her son did not have any food because of the drought and they were about the die, like as in literally. But while she was preparing for her death, little did she know that God has sent the prophet Elijah to her.
But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I have no bread, only a handful of flour in the bowl and a little oil in the jar. See, I am gathering a few sticks so that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it [as our last meal] and die. 1 Kings 17:12
My point is that the widow was literally about to die and all the while, God was sending someone to rescue her. She did not know it, she did not see it, not until Elijah showed up. And because Elijah showed up, that ended all of her worries. From one day she was about to die, the next day she was had food that was not going to run out.
Elijah said to her, “Do not fear; go and do as you have said. Just make me a little bread from it first and bring it out to me, and afterward you may make one for yourself and for your son. For this is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘The bowl of flour shall not be exhausted nor shall the jar of oil be empty until the day that the Lord sends rain [again] on the face of the earth.’” She went and did as Elijah said. And she and he and her household ate for many days. The bowl of flour was not exhausted nor did the jar of oil become empty, in accordance with the word of the Lord which He spoke through Elijah. 1 Kings 17: 143-16
So do not get caught up in what you don’t see. In the widow’s reality was no food, there was a drought, no way to grow food, everything around her was telling her that she was going to die BUT what she could not see was what God was doing for her and that was sending someone who could solve her issue right then and there. Also check out my video below on how to choose faith over fear.
5. For Those Who Wait On The Lord ~ What’s my point:
My point is that when you are waiting on the Lord you have to believe that something is happening somewhere and that any single day now at any single moment what you are waiting on is going to show up and it does not matter who, what, where, when, why, how something is going to come through and fulfill the promise that God has given to you. And that God is working behind the scenes right now to make that happen even if you have no idea whatsoever what He is doing.
6. For Those Who Wait On The Lord ~ When You Wait On The Lord It is Between You & The Lord
Even if you are waiting on the Lord for something and waiting with expectancy, sometimes you need to just keep things to yourself. Sometimes you need to stop telling any and everyone your moves, what you are doing, what God is telling you, and how long you have been waiting, sometimes you just need to keep it between you and God.
Telling people too much can ruin your wait with God and it may even cause them to try to interfere in God’s plan OR even try to speak down to you and that will in turn get you to be discouraged. For example, let’s go to the story of Joseph. The biggest mistake that Joseph made was running his freakin mouth.
Joseph was 17 years old and he had a dream that he was going to rule over his father and his brothers, in fact he had two dreams and he told his family about his dreams twice and you can imagine that just pissed his brothers off.
Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him all the more. He said to them, “Listen to this dream I had: We were binding sheaves of grain out in the field when suddenly my sheaf rose and stood upright, while your sheaves gathered around mine and bowed down to it.” His brothers said to him, “Do you intend to reign over us? Will you actually rule us?” And they hated him all the more because of his dream and what he had said. Genesis 37:5-8
And this is the reason why his brothers sold his behind into slavery. Because he was too busy running his mouth. Sometimes you just need to wait in peace, wait in silence, and not let everyone know what you are doing. Your wait on the Lord is your wait on the Lord, not anyone else’s. Talk to God about it and allow it to be a season between you and Him, allow God to guide you along the way. Not between you, God, and everyone else, under the sun. Also check out my video down below where I talk more about Joseph.
7. For Those Who Wait on the Lord waiting with expectancy doesn’t mean being stagnant it means doing something
As I said before “wait” is a verb you are always doing and even if you are not psychically doing faith is still you doing something. And sometimes while you wait, there are times that you are supposed to be physically doing something. Nothing comes for free, to whom much is given much is required (see my blog here) and often times while you are waiting, God is requiring you to do something.
Do not just sit there and expect for the miracle to drop out of the sky with little to no effort on your part. Meet God half way. What can you do to put yourself in a better position to get what you are waiting for. Like Esther, she went through the proper preparation and beauty treatments before she went before the king.
Before a young woman’s turn came to go in to King Xerxes, she had to complete twelve months of beauty treatments prescribed for the women, six months with oil of myrrh and six with perfumes and cosmetics. And this is how she would go to the king. Esther 2:12-13
Esther may have expected to be queen but surely she needed to look like a queen first. You can read my blog here on Esther. Or even with Ruth and Boaz, before she went to the field of Boaz she said “And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the fields and pick up the leftover grain behind anyone in whose eyes I find favor.” Ruth 2:2 (click to read my blog here).
Ruth already had it in her mind that she was going to find favor with someone when she went to out to work. But in order to get what she was believing God for she needed to get up and go out to the field. She could not wait in her house, it required her to get up and do something.
“How can God do for you what you are waiting on Him to do if you are not in a position to be blessed?
If you are waiting watching and the most important thing you have going on in your life is waiting and watching the minute hand of the clock go by then you need to get up and start doing something. Expect that what you want is going to come through but also I know that when you choose to wait on the Lord it can be frustrating.
But know that God is not a liar and if He spoke into your spirit then it is going to happen. Don’t doubt, don’t get frustrated, just expect. That’s it. If you know someone who may need to read this post then go ahead and share it with them and if you have trouble keeping the faith then what you need is positive self talk and that is what my Christian Manifestation Guide will teach you. Full of positive affirmations and Bible verses that will keep you positive and in the state of expectancy. Just click here or the picture below.