If there is one thing I have learned about my generation, it's that we do not like to wait. We’ve become so accustomed to having things so quickly we’ve lost the beauty of the waiting. First, let me explain my perspective on today’s culture. In less than ten years our society has become obsessed with instant gratification. That feeling of immediate pleasure, fulfillment, and purpose is what drives most people under the age of 40. In fact, I know many over the age of 40 who are also motivated and driven by this same concept. In midst of a crazy, timeline sensitive, demanding world, I have found a hidden secret to satisfaction: waiting.
The process and journey of knowing oneself should never be limited to quick and finite experiences or promotion. We’ve got to learn to take time; slow down and enjoy the process. Instead of constantly striving for what’s to come, I stepped into the waiting and realized that Jesus was right there with me. In the waiting is where I have found my peace, hope, and joy. He speaks so clearly in the waiting. When you quiet your soul, you can hear the whisper.
Sometimes we fear the waiting because we feel that God won’t fulfill the promises He has made to us. But that isn’t the case. He cannot not fulfill His promises to us because He can’t go outside of His nature! All of His promises are yes and amen.
“For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory.” 2 Corinthians 1:20
If you find that you struggling in your life to learn to wait on the Lord, like so many of us Millennials struggle, try meditating on this verse.
“And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
If we don't quit, you win!