Waiting patiently for God’s will
Now the Lord said to Abram,“Go forth from your country, and from your relatives and from your father’s house, to the land which I will show you; and I will make you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and so you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, and the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed. Genesis 12:1-3, NASB God calls His children to trust Him and follow His will for their lives. From the text, God asked Abram (later his name will be changed to Abraham wen God established the covenant in Genesis 17) to leave his country and go to a place that he has not been to. All he knew was to trust God and follow His will for his life. God is always prepared to show His will to His children. He may not reveal them immediately like in the case of Abraham, but He will not leave you alone without His guidance. All He wants from you is to wait and believe that He will be with you every step of the way. This is what the Psalmist discovered and his realization gave him the courage for he has proven that God is good. “I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:13-14). Once you learn to wait on God for Him to act on His will for your life, the more you gain confidence and this gives you strength to face the challenges. When you feel that God is not revealing His will for your life, do not insist in imposing your own plans. This is what God revealed to David when he planned to build a temple for the Ark of the Covenant. Then God told him that in spite of his insistence to build the temple, it was God’s will that his son, Solomon, will be the one tasked to do it. “David said to Solomon, “My son, I had intended to build a house to the name of the Lord my God. But the word of the Lord came to me, saying you shall not build a house to My name...” (1 Chronicles 22:7-8). There are times that He might want you to wait teaching you to be patient and having persistence in your praying. There will come a time that God will clarify His answer with a definite “yes” or “no” answer in your prayers. When that comes, be rest assured that you can proceed experiencing the power that comes from Him and soar like an eagle and have the perseverance of an athlete. “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary” (Isaiah 40:31).