Many Christians perceive 'waiting on God' as a state of passivity where they are engaged in no activity or involvement at all. They think that waiting patiently on God is a matter of "twiddling" one's thumbs in hopes that something better would happen in their present circumstance.
True enough, we can get ahead of God's plan, will, and intentions to bless us by becoming overly active in trying to make the blessing come our way -- this is done when we try to assist God by implementing our own ingenuity, ideas, resources, strengths, and well thought-out plans to carry out or open up the channel for the blessing to come.
So, what exactly is this waiting I'm referring to, you ask? It is the continual ministration before God in sincere praise, worship, adoration, and thankfulness despite what negative circumstance hovers over your life today.
Let me explain...
All too often, the believer is entangled with what is at hand -- our trials, tribulations, predicaments, sicknesses, failures, and on and on. When instead, we ought to take advantage of recognizing when something is clearly out of our control and then ministering to the Lord who is able to solve each and every one of our problems.
We've all seen a waiter in a restaurant -- what he does or what he's supposed to do. And I'm sure through observation we know when our waiter is good or not so good. Their services or lack thereof determined how they were tipped.
Normally, we generously tip those waiters that are very attentive to our needs -- they always ensure you have something to drink and they're always asking if there is something else they can get you. They are very courteous and seek to satisfy your dining experience. They work to please you because they know that their blessing (tip) is in your hands.
Unfortunately every dining experience doesn't happen with the aid of a great waiter. Sometimes we encounter those that must be reminded over and over to see about your needs. They have no enthusiasm in serving you and are barely concerned about whether you're pleased or dipleased with the services they're providing.
In like manner, waiting on God can be compared to waiting on a guest at a restaurant. In order to get the blessing, you must minister to God just like a waiter tends to or ministers to the customers dining needs. You must be focused entirely on God -- render praises to Him, lift up His name, exalt Him for who He is and forget about what problems plague your life.
You'll find that when you place God first and above all and when you give your all to Him, He in turn will give His all to you -- Christ came that you might have life and that more abundantly, but let Him add it unto you. Seek first His kingdom and all His righteousness and you'll find that after your waiting a great tip (blessing) from God will result.
Written By: Bishop Lloyd R. Ocampo
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