The struggles in waiting on GOD

We hear a lot of people tell us to

“Be patient and wait on God”

Including myself

It’s the right answer people don’t want to hear

Especially in the midst of a situation

Just from my experience it has been challenging to wait on God

But Why?

In my case

It became difficult to wait on God because I had already started to live life going my own path instead of the path God wanted me on

When I was a teen I would always make putting God first apart of my daily routine

Praying

Fasting

Reading the Word

So if someone was to tell me then to

“Wait on God”

It would not be a problem too because my faith is already built up to trust him

Even in the midst of tough situations I just knew that God would take care of me

Fast forward

Now as I start becoming an adult, making God apart of my daily routine slowly began to fade

I began to allow other things to take the place of the time I set out for God

In most situations we think only bad things can take that place

But you could be doing something completely good that could take that place also

As the praying,fasting and reading begin to be at a minimum

I begin to notice how much my faith began to decrease also

I begin to find myself questioning God on certain situations

But in reality if I just continued to make him apart of my daily routine

The answers I was looking for would have been presented to me daily

My faith would been increased daily

If you find yourself struggling in your walk with God

Or just don’t know why and how to overcome that situation

Ask yourself

Am I making God apart of my daily routine ?

When we’re doing our own thing

We never question and answer to ourselves

Going down our own path just moves us further away from God

God has all the answers and is always speaking

It’s a struggle to wait on God but when you make God a priority in your life you will see how faith makes a difference.

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God has the power to turn your current situation around

We serve a Powerful God

“These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well. Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep. Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him. Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him. Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.”

John 11:11-17 KJV

The God we serve is all knowing and all powerful

in John chapter 11, this is the story of when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead

Lazarus has already been dead for 4 days

If you read the full story you will see that God raises Lazarus from the dead in 4 days

How powerful is the God we serve

That in a situation that has looked dead for so long in our life

He begins to bring life back into the situation that turns everything around in our life

Sometimes we doubt God power because we expect a miracle to happen immediately

But if you trust God and know that he is going to do what he promised you

It doesn’t matter if it take a week, months, or even years

If God said that he is going to do it

Trust him

But look at this

Our God is so powerful

In Matthew chapter 27:50

Is where it starts when Jesus has been crucified and gave up the ghost

Someone remembered that they over heard Jesus that he said that in 3 days he will rise again

A promise he had kept that had came to pass

If you continue reading in Matthew chapter 28

You will find that Jesus kept his promise and rose again on the 3rd day

I know some may be thinking what does this have to do with power

We already read that Jesus rose Lazarus from the dead in 4 days

And we never discuss the power of God to raise himself in 3 days

That should give you the hope and the faith that despite what you’re going through

Despite the situation and what it may look like

We serve a powerful God that keeps his promise

And that power is in you today

God gives you the power to go out and spread the gospel and help people

The same power God uses through us for others

Is that same power he will use through us for us

With God all things are possible

He said it was possible and showed us it is possible

You may have been suffering for a while now

You may have had your fair share of bad days

But your best days are still ahead

Jesus suffered for a long time

And just in time he reigned victorious

By the power of God

That same power is what God gives to us

Don’t give up

You come too far

The road is not easy

And God did not bring you this far to leave you

Our God is powerful

You may feel defeated but the joy of the Lord is our strength

So do not fear

God is with us

God will strengthen us and help us

Isaiah 41:10

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Put God first in all that you do

“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Matthew 6:33 KJV

What does it look like to put God first?

I know many times we see this scripture in Matthew and wonder

Lord, what must I do to put you first in my life?

Seeking the kingdom of God to some can be a challenge

We know the saying “actions speak louder than words”

Why is it such a challenge to allow my actions to follow what my words say?

Because, what we do on a daily has become an habit.

We forget to include God in our daily routine.

We tend to only want to seek God when things are going wrong in our life

We have to come to a realization that your faith in God can increase in a good season as well as a bad season

Put seeking God in your daily routine and you will begin to see how prepared you are for your day.

Here’s what you can do to seek the kingdom:

Pray

Read the word of God

Fast and pray

Just being able to have communication with God , he will begin to show you the big part you play in his kingdom.

I know through the day we may be too busy and tend to forget

But if you make it a habit, you won’t forget

If you read God’s word and pray in the morning it gives you that confidence and preparation for the day

Seek the kingdom

Make it apart of your daily routine

Make it a priority

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What you don’t heal in your singleness will spread like a disease in your togetherness.

Most of us has had an experience in being around toxic people or being in a toxic relationship.

In that toxic moment you might have been depressed, stressed , and overwhelmed.

Breaking free from toxic people is a hard thing that people don’t discuss

Is almost like an addiction because you’re trying to break free from that person or people you based your life routine being around.

When you break free from those people it almost feel like you’re lost at the moment

Because you based your life around the people that are not helping your future

Break free from those that are not building you

They are breaking you little by little

When you separate yourself, use that time to really build yourself and build a relationship with God

God will help you put back together the pieces that were broken in your life.

Take that time to heal before finding another relationship

Don’t take your brokenness into another relationship

HEAL

Then make sure the person you are pursuing are healed from their brokenness

Don’t go into a relationship trying to help someone heal from their brokenness.

Especially if you see that the person is not willing to receive healing.

If they see the value of healing themselves they will see the value in you.

Work on your mental health, physical health and spiritual health.

You will begin to have understanding not only of life but also knowing who to pursue and who’s pursuing you.

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There will be times where you fall off track. But God can always help you get back on the right path.

““Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

Matthew 7:13-14

There are two roads that each of us has chosen to go the pathway on.

Notice I said chosen

In this chapter in Matthew, it talks about 2 roads

One that leads to destruction

One that leads to life

We have a choice each day to decide what road we are going to continue to live our life walking down

In my life I was on that road that led to life.

I can honestly say that it is only a few people on that road because some people don’t find it to be the fun road

I eventually found myself detouring to the road of destruction

On that road I found a lot more people there

Thinking it would help build me but all it did was break me down a little at a time

We sometimes think we need to be on the road with everyone else

But God tells us to be separated for a reason

You can still live a fun protected life on the road to life

Because on the road of destruction is really going to break you down

You will begin to see how much people you thought cared really don’t

The Great thing about God is that when we make that decision to follow him

He guides us back on that road to life

You’re never too far to be made new

But you must be willing to be led by God

I found myself on track, off track, and now back on track all because of God’s Grace and Mercy.

If I wasn’t strong enough, the path of destruction would have destroyed me

Don’t take a detour on God when he has already made that promise to you

Just be patient and know that he is with you.

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God is thinking about you right now

Many times we get to the point where things are going wrong in our life and we feel like God has forgotten about us.

When we get to that point in life is when we let doubt and unbelief creep in

Don’t allow yourself to worry when God already has it taken care of

This is the time where we need to pray more and reconnect with God more

Connecting with God like never before

We will begin to realize and appreciate that where God has us, he will guide us

God puts us in those positions to test our faith

Worrying in the storm makes you weak

Praying in the storm makes you strong

Keep your eyes on God

He’s building back better than before

Never think that God is breaking you down to keep you down

God breaks you down to build you up better, stronger, and wiser

Be grateful for where God has you

It’ll help you evaluate yourself and trust God more

God is getting ready to bless you beyond what you have asked for

Are you ready?

The storm that is testing you will be the storm that blesses you

Hold on

Keep your faith high

Don’t lose sight of what God is getting ready to do in your life.

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Nobody Can Stop God’s Plan

I know many time before I have made the true statement of how God has a plan for your life

In which I still stand on and find true because I see how he’s worked in my life

The plan that God has is continuous

What do I mean by continuous

The plan of God has no limit and no stopping point

Even when we die God’s plan still continues on

God gives us a choice in life

If we choose him the plan he has will come to pass

I know in my life when I got off track

I still seen God make a way in my life

God will cause some things to happen in your life to humble you and help you to realize the plans he has for you must be fulfilled

We must continue to stand on the promises of God

I know someone who is reading this that may have gotten off track and think God has forgotten about you or think he doesn’t have a plan for you

But I’m here to tell you that God still has a plan for you and he’s going to help you get right back on track so you can fulfill your purpose

Don’t lose hope

Nobody is going to be able to stop the plans that God has

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Don’t worry if you’re not where you want to be yet. Great things take time.

Good things comes to those who wait and continue to work hard.

I know in life we sometimes fall behind or we try to get back on the right path in our life

Life can be so complicated at times because when you’re an adult, it seems as if every second you have a decision to make

Makings choices/decisions is apart of life

Sometimes the decisions we make either don’t go as we plan

Or was just a bad decision

Where we want to be in life seems so close but yet so far

It’s like a win-lose situation

One day you take 10 steps forward

The next day you take 10 steps backwards

Just know this

If everyday you are striving to get better and working on yourself and your goals

The things you have waited patiently for will eventually come

Many times I talk about God’s timing and how at the right time he makes things happen

It’s very true

We just look at the situation of us wanting something

But we don’t look at what we need to do to prepare for that something we are patiently waiting for

You’re not behind, you’re just being prepared

If God can trust you with the little things in life

He will allow you to be over the bigger things

So don’t worry if you’re not where you want to be yet

Just keep preparing yourself so you can not only be ready but dominate it

Good things will come if you’re patiently waiting but don’t stop working

Work and wait

Your time is coming!!!

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Faith tells me that no matter what lies ahead of me God is already there.

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”

Hebrews 11:1-3 NIV

Faith is confidence that we need to believe in what we cannot see

Just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it can’t happen

With faith, we need to speak things into existence in our life

Praying , believing , and working to make it happen

During the process of believing what you cannot see

God is already made a way for it to be possible

All you have to do is trust and believe

Apply the action for whatever it is you have hope for

And it will happen

I know some people believe that seeing is believing

But you can believe what you cannot see also

That what makes faith great

Knowing in your heart and mind that something is possible and you know that it is close to happening

It is truly a blessing

Knowing that God is already setting things up for your and have things ready for you

Then walk with you through the process

Have faith today for what ever it is that you are hoping for

And it will come to pass

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God doesn’t give you the people you want. He gives you the people you need.

People come into our life for a reason, a season, and a lifetime

There are many people in our life that have stayed

There are many people in our life that have gone

Whether positive or negative

Each person that crossed paths with us in our life had something to teach us

Most time we think that when God sends us what we need is something we expect

Meaning the right person who is possibly a helping hand

Someone that motivates us

Someone that lifts us up

But what we need to understand is that God sends people into our life to test us

To see if we are really going to stand firm in what we believe

To see if we are going to remain in character instead of lose our character

There are people that are going to come into your life to teach you on how you will need to handle a negative situation

The right people aren’t just the positive but the negative ones also

Your faith will be tested not to break you but to build you

Build your character

Build your faith

God will present to you someone you need that may cause chaos in your life just to help you be more aware and to help you to be the example on how to treat those who misuse you

Use this as a learning curve

God has a way of using storms to reveal who we truly are

How you react to the storm is what people are going to see

The Bible says , you will know a man by his fruits

What type of fruit are you producing?

Allow God to not only build your faith but build your character

The right person may be the one that make everything great in your life

But the right person may be the one to also cause chaos in your life just to humble you and reveal your true character.

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