God recently spoke to me on how little time I spend with him. I even hear Him right before the end my prayer, very lovingly, soft whisper in my ears saying, “Son, don’t leave just yet…please spend more time with me”. That gets me all the time. I end up waiting on him for a few more minutes.
Recently, I purchased a gift for a very dear friend of mine. She lives in US while I am in New Zealand. We didn’t talk to each other for years. But when I’ve found her on facebook, I’ve tried really hard to get back that closeness we had.
We loved each others company (atleast I thought so) and were practically best friends. Anyway, to cut the story short, she rejected my gift. I felt heart broken because I really wanted us to be close friends again but I hear God saying, its all about patience.
So many times in our lives, we want things to work out fast. We want our careers to progress quickly. We want instant miracles just like instant coffee. But God is saying, “Wait for it”. None of like waiting, let alone waiting on God. So what does the bible say about patience or waiting or perseverance.
In James 1:3-4, it says “because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything”. God is saying we will NOT lack anything. That sounds like a good deal to me.
When we ask God for something, we believe He has already given it to us (that’s faith – believing what we do not see). So why don’t we have it yet? Because our faith is being tested. It produces patience. When patience finishes its work in us, we will not lack the things we asked of him.
In other words, God is preparing you in every dimension you can possible think of, to hold on to that blessing he is about to provide you. Lets consider ourselves as a clay pot. The potter takes his time to mould and shape the pot slowly all the way to the top. Only when he is satisfied, will he allow it to be used by others.
Likewise, our creator is slowly shaping us, molding us and correcting us according to His good pleasure. When He is done with us, we will able to contain His blessings. The clay pot’s capacity to contain water is always inline with its size. The bigger the size, the more it can hold the blessings of God. Great size equates to a longer wait time.