I’m just waiting on the Lord.
That’s something I have heard countless times.
Not that there’s anything wrong with waiting on the Lord.
I mean, it is biblical to wait upon him.
But . . .
We often use the phrase as an excuse for inaction.
Just because you are waiting doesn’t mean you do nothing.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
If you are waiting you should be doing things in preparation.
Yes, God can and does do the miraculous, but we still need to put in the prep work.
Pray like crazy.
I recently had a conversation with someone who was waiting.
I asked them if they were praying while waiting.
Their response: Why?
Mark Batterson says, “We should work like it depends on us and pray like it depends on God.”
Why not use the time that you have to wait to ask God what you need to work on?
Hold on with everything you have.
Sometimes waiting sucks.
Okay, actually, it pretty much always does.
There will be times when it’s tough, real tough to hold on.
And when things become tough, we dig our heels in, do the work, pray like crazy, and hold on with everything that we have or cop out and say, “I’m just waiting on the Lord,” with no intentions of waiting at all.
The choice is ours.
What are you waiting on?
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