Waiting on the Lord

I read something once that put a whole new twist on the concept of waiting on the Lord. It really put things into another perspective for me so I would like to pass it on.

When we think of waiting on God we often think of it with this definition in mind: to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens. This is how we should be, waiting in expectancy for God to show us what He wants us to do or for Him to answer a prayer.

There is another definition of this word: to be available or in readiness. As we wait we need to be available, ready, and willing to do what God asks of us. We don’t need to be so caught up or so focused on our desires that we make ourselves unavailable to God.

Here’s the twist, another definition of the word wait is this: to supply the wants of a person, as serving a meal or serving a customer. It’s so easy to get caught up in asking God for things and waiting for Him to “wait” on us, delivering our requests so to speak. We need to turn that around and “wait” on the Lord, being more willing to do what He wants and needs done than getting our wants met.

So here is my thought, are you “waiting” on the Lord as you wait?


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