Christians, many times when we go through situations or circumstances, we are waiting on God to do something He has shown us, something He has promised us. I used to believe, think, and act like I was waiting because God had things to do. He needed to get the things in order, lined up, and figured out, so my life was on hold until He was ready. Then one day, I heard a preacher talking about how God is preparing US for what he has prepared FOR US. I began to ponder that phrase, pray with that mindset: “God prepare me, for what you have prepared for me.” You know what, it has changed my life. I now see that I am not waiting on God, so much as He is waiting on ME!
If it were a parent’s desire to give their child a car on their 16th birthday, the child could feel they are just waiting on their parent to buy the car. The parent, however, knows that they are actually waiting on their child to be prepared to receive that car. To be prepared for that responsibility, the child must first get their learner’s permit, go to driver’s education, pass the necessary tests, log a certain number of driving hours, and get their license signed off on. Then they would be prepared on their birthday to go to the DMV, get their licence, and be a legal driver.
Yes the parent has tasks they must do on their end: buy the car, license it, insure it. For a parent, whose plan it was to provide the car, it is easily achieved. They can make it work out perfectly and on time. The parent’s biggest focus will actually be on the child. Helping prepare themselves to pass their tests, making it to the classes, and logging those permit hours. The child may feel that they are waiting on the parent, they may be concerned about what the parent needs to do, but all they truly NEED to do is get prepared for what the parent has prepared for them.
Christians it’s the same way with us, when we wait. We too often look at God and wonder: is He doing His part, is He getting our promise ready, is He focused? YES! Absolutely, He is focused on us! He is making sure we change, mature, and get prepared. The promise is easy for Him. Go outside, look at all the majesty of nature, and realize with His spoken word He created all of it. Whatever He has promised you, it is easy for Him to do. If you focus on preparing yourself, all of a sudden you will question God less. You will begin to see all that you have to work on, which is a step towards being more ready/prepared. God is always ready, He is always right on time, trust in Him, and get prepared Christians. He has a lot, here and now as well as in eternity, prepared for us. In Jesus Name, Amen.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
However as it is written: “What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived, the things God has prepared for those who love Him–these are the things God has revealed to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things even the deep things of God. I Corinthians 2:9-10 (NIV)
God is not human, that He should lie, not a human being, that He should change his mind. Does He speak and then not act? Does He promise and not fulfill? Jeremiah 23:19 (NLT)
Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled. Joshua 21:45 (NLT)
The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance. II Peter 3:9 (AMP)
written and posted by Daniel Poggensee | 2017