πŸ’ πŸ”² ** WHILE WAITING ** βΈπŸ”³

Often times we are so much in a hurry to get answers from God regarding certain decisions of our lives forgetting that in some instances He just wants you to wait on Him. This is not because He is being wicked or He does not see the urgency in it.

Rather I have come to understand that while we are waiting on Him and awaiting His answer, We are being renewed and equipped for the answers we are seeking.

You would ask me “how is that even the case”?. “Isn’t it the Bible that stated – a hope deferred makes the heart sick”?

Yes, it did state that, but then His word (the Bible) also stated in Isaiah this:

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

Isaiah 40:31 (AMP)

I am here to tell you that the waiting period you are going through right now, is not to your detriment. But rather to your renewing. He wants to make of you a fine woman; a fine man. A man who will bear Him to the uttermost parts of the earth with Grace. A woman who will not just represent Him with Grace but also bears an aura, that no one comes in contact with you without catching the fire that reignites their fellowship life with God.

It’s a call to us today, to allow the process of our waiting on God, make us and not break us. It’s a call for us to come to know that regardless of how quick or slow it seems when we seek for answers or intervention from God, God’s intention still suffices. Which is, He has a good plan for our individual lives, and this He has ordained before time ever come to be.

It’s in the process of our waiting on Him, that we have encountered and we indeed exude the strength we never knew we bore. For example, the men and women of faith in the Bible which we now learn from their life experiences. Men like Abraham, while He waited for the promised child; David, who God used to defeat the great Goliath though he was a shepherd boy at that time before he eventually became the King of Israel. Women like Elizabeth, who had a long wait for the fruit of the womb and eventually gave birth to John the Baptist (Jesus’ forerunner). Also the men of God we look up to in our present age, all had their seasons of waiting. But then, although the duration of our wait differs from one person to another, it’s all intended for one aim, which is ” for a greater good!”.

Let’s read these stated verses: πŸ‘‡

For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, β€˜plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Jeremiah 29:11 (AMP)

AND,

But just as it is written [in Scripture], β€œThings which the eye has not seen and the ear has not heard, And which have not entered the heart of man, All that God has prepared for those who love Him [who hold Him in affectionate reverence, who obey Him, and who gratefully recognize the benefits that He has bestowed].”

1 Corinthians 2:9 (AMP)

He is seeking us today, to find the Grace He is releasing to us even while we wait on Him in our respective waiting seasons and let it work in us the greater good He desires – A future and a hope. A hope that isn’t just for you but for generations that will come through you – Isaiah 60:15b.

Do have a great day ahead. πŸ€—

πŸ”˜#HCCounsels# πŸ”˜

59 Comments Add yours

  1. Lydia Potter says:

    Really good post!

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    1. Thanks dear. ❀

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      1. Lydia Potter says:

        You’re welcome!

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        1. β€πŸ€—

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  2. Kathy Wire says:

    Such an important point you make!
    This: “Rather I have come to understand that while we are waiting on Him and awaiting His answer, We are being renewed and equipped for the answers we are seeking.”
    God has a purpose for everything. Not that we must understand His purposes all the time, but it surely helps us to wait if we can get some kind of understanding WHY. 😊

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    1. Smiles. Thanks for this ma’am. πŸ€—
      Yes He does. And works it all out for our good. Smiles. ❀

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    2. Precious One says:

      Amen here πŸ™ŒπŸΎπŸ‘πŸ½

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  3. Thanks for sharing…Waiting is an offensive move of God! Be still and know that I am God! Great post

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    1. You are welcome. I’m glad I did. πŸ€—
      Hmm. He works in mysterious ways!.
      Thank you. πŸ€—

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      1. lol…Yes he does! your welcome and it has been my pleasure. I shall visit again.

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        1. Smiles. Aww, thanks you!!.
          I would love that. Do stay safe. ❀

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        2. thank, you stay safe as well!!!

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  4. jesusluvsall says:

    Sometimes the waiting is because the circumstances are not ready yet or the people who will be involved are not ready.

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    1. Hmm. Very true big bro. And God is willing to work with a ready heart and won’t impose. Thanks for these additions bro. πŸ€—

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  5. Precious One says:

    Absolutely wonderful reminders, Mercy. Waiting is hard but knowing we are waiting on Abba who never disappoints is worth it.

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    1. Smiles. Thanks big sis. πŸ€—β€
      True. It can be very tough on us. But just as you’ve mentioned, knowing we are waiting on Him gives us comfort for these hard times. πŸ’―

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  6. gifted50 says:

    Thank you my dear for this post, waiting is such a difficult thing to do, more so depending on the circumstances, we just have to remember to keep our eyes on the prize…Jesus.
    Thank you for a timely post. Blessings.

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    1. You are welcome sis. Glad to. πŸ€—
      Yes, it can be a difficult thing to do, but focusing on Him makes it easier. Like this song I love “You are my strength, strength like no other, strength like no other, reached out to me”. We indeed find strength to continue in Him.
      Thanks a lot for this affirmations. πŸ€—Amen and you too. ❀❀

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  7. Jenny Furse says:

    Yes! The trials we experience are the very things that help us become equal to the task. Just as waiting on the Lord cultivates our patience and helps us become who He knows we can become. Thank you for sharing dear friend ❀️

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    1. Hmm. True “…equal to the task”. πŸ’―
      Yes ma’am. It grooms and builds us up. You are welcome. Glad to. πŸ™‚β€
      Thanks for your share on this too. πŸ€—

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  8. Dawn says:

    As we wait the Lord is at work making changes in our hearts, as well as the hearts of those around us. He has a perfect timing. Thanks for the encouragement little sister. πŸŒ»β˜€οΈ

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    1. Yes, big sis. Refining and fine-tuning us – I love this!
      Yes, He does. May we be patient with Him. πŸ™
      You are welcome. Thank you so much for your comment too. ❀❀

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      1. Dawn says:

        You’re welcome! πŸ’›

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  9. Miss Namisi says:

    This is quite inspiring and motivating at the same time. Waiting on Him is just the way to go. He’s great plans for us. Thank you for this.

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    1. Smiles. I’m glad knowing it was. All to Him. πŸ™ŒπŸ€—
      Yes ma’am. He does. πŸ’ƒπŸ’―
      You are welcome. Thanks for your comments on this too. Stay safe and God’s got you. ❀❀

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      1. Miss Namisi says:

        Cheers gal! β™₯

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        1. πŸ€—β€

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  10. Israel says:

    God bless your ink…
    Nice one

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    1. Amen. Thank you so much Israel. πŸ€—

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  11. Pst. Michael Shemen Aigbo-Ovioisa says:

    Such a timely message. Thanks for the initiative & for yielding to the inspiration of the God.

    Shalom.

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    1. Smiles. I am really glad knowing it was timely. All to God. πŸ™Œ
      You are welcome. Thank you too. πŸ€—

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  12. JayD says:

    Great one here❀

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    1. Thank you so much Jayd. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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  13. Thanks sis…. The truth is with God, there’s always something to wait for. Just during this lockdown period I woke up with a serious burden to seek God on few issues in my life that needed me to make a choice. Sincerely I sought God still, but I didn’t get a word on any of those, or let me say, I didn’t hear what I wanted. God raised several other issues more important in His heart and the burden became light… And Here I am still waiting…

    I’m blessed, thanks once again for sharing.

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    1. You are welcome. πŸ€—
      Smiles. This seems like my current self. The good part is when we choose to allow Him to have His way and fit it all in His own way and pace, we will surely have rest. I’m learning too and yeah I am in a big wait myself. Thankfully we can look up to Him for strength and courage every time we feel down and getting worrisome about when the answer would come forth.

      Smiles. Thank you for sharing your experience too. It’s encouraging to know that we are all keeping the faith alive and He will come through for us.
      Blessings. Be good!. πŸ€—πŸ€—

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        1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  14. Michelle says:

    Great post!! Full of very helpful information!

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    1. Smiles. Thanks ma’am. I’m glad knowing it was. πŸ€—β€

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  15. Sarah says:

    God renews us when we wait on Him. We would run and not weary, walk and not faint.
    Thanks for sharing sis, more unction to function.

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    1. Yes sis, He does.
      You are welcome. I’m glad I did. πŸ€—
      Amen. ❀❀

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  16. It was perfect the first time. I learn so much from you as well! Keep it up great post.

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    1. Aww. Glad to read your comment. 😊 Thank you so much, Ghulam. I will.
      Stay safe. ☺

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  17. So, you are a Christian? I’m a Muslim! πŸ€— Happy to meet you. Did you know that Islam has more in common with Christianity than any other religion? Its kinda cool. How’s life?

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    1. Yes I am. The same here, nice to meet you too. ☺😊

      All is great over here. And with you?.

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      1. Yeah, thank you for asking.

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        1. Glad to know you are. Do stay safe. ☺ Jesus loves you. My regards to your family. πŸ€—

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        2. Thank you. As Muslims, we believe that Jesus is up in heavens with god.
          My regards to your family too ❀️
          So, just a question, when I say… Islam, immediately what does it make you think of?

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        3. You are welcome.
          Okay. ☺
          Thank you. 😊
          Smiles. Okay. “Religion” comes to mind.

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        4. πŸ‘Do you have any inquiries about Islam, anything you wonder about, or want to know?
          Do you think its weird?

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        5. Smiles. No actually, I don’t have any inquiry at the moment. Thanks for asking, I do appreciate it. ☺

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        6. πŸ€—Okay! Does it seem like a weird religion?

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        7. Smiles. Weird. No.

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        8. Oh. Okay 😊.

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        9. Do have a great evening. ☺

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        10. Thanks, you too ❀️

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  18. Great post Herry. Waiting for God’s promises is not always easy but it is always worth it.

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    1. Thanks sis. ❀
      Yes, it is – it’s always worth the wait. πŸ€—

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