Matthew 26: 40-41 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak (KJV).
Time is the keeper of everything in this world. There is your own time and Godís time. Jesus had gone a little further from His disciples to pray and He instructed them to remain watchful in prayer. Godís time is the best and when we are waiting for His time we should keep watching. Many of us have lost focus during the waiting period and by the time Godís time arrives at our doorstep it finds us off-post with no one watching.
There are many things that happen during the waiting period. Firstly it is a training period for our patience and perseverance. Can you really wait for Godís time or you are impatient? This is a time to work out on your patience. It is also a time for equipping yourself. For example, if you are believing God for school, why not start saving for your course. This will help in equipping you for the school you anticipate in the future. Remember when Jesus left His disciples He instructed them to watch and pray or else they fall into temptation. This waiting was very important because it gave them time to pray and ask God for strength to overcome temptation.
Temptation can be taken as a surprise and like anything that finds you unprepared. When you are waiting for something and you are not watchful, it may take you by surprise. There are great dividends in being watchful because you see something from afar and position yourself for its arrival. Be watchful as you wait!
Written by: Wilani William Bashaki