"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

God Can Use time Spent Waiting to Grow Us (if we let Him)

Like most of us, I hate waiting. We don’t do well when we have to wait and I think that’s just something Satan has implanted because God can use times of waiting as times of growth if we let Him. Next time you have to wait, think about how to redeem that time for something meaningful.

Waiting in line at the store – talk to the people around you and see if there is an opportunity there…

Waiting for a decision on a promotion at work – evaluate your situation and look for ways to position yourself better.

Waiting for news on a medical situation – take the time spent waiting to talk to God, family and friends to grow those relationships stronger…

These are just a few examples and I’m not pretending that this is anywhere near as easy as it sounds. The point isn’t to have activity, but to embrace the wait. Quit thinking about how long it is taking and think about what you can accomplish while you wait! Be intentional and prepared to practice for the next wait in your life. Who knows – You might find that waiting was actually a gift from God.


October 3, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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