Hebrews 6:13-15 (TNIV) “ … God made his promise to Abraham … saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.”
The two things that stand out to me in these verses are that God made a promise and fulfilled that promise. Something that is lost in all this are the words “after waiting patiently”. What’s that? We all know about waiting. We spend half our lives waiting. What is patience?
Patience means being tolerant and even-tempered; showing perseverance; having the capacity for calmly enduring pain and/or trying situations. Let’s be honest with ourselves. As a rule, we are not very patient. Abraham didn’t have to wait for five minutes or a day or two, he waited years. Now we aren’t going to have to wait years to get to the cashier at Wal-Mart, though it may seem like it to us, but we do have some circumstances in our lives that require patience. Everything takes time. If God gave us everything we requested instantly, how would our faith and trust grow, not to mention our patience? Waiting on God is a faith builder; it stretches us to our limits and then some. God isn’t a liar and He absolutely knows what He is doing, so the problem is ours. We are impatient. We must learn to accept that age old adage: “the best things in life are worth waiting for”. God, who is your creator and sustainer and who knows everything you are in need of, is worth waiting for … patiently. Cultivate patience in your life starting today.
WALK WITH THE KING TODAY AND BE A BLESSING!!