Multicolor Monday: Sharing exhortation and inspiration from other members of the body of Christ, that we may all benefit from the gifts God has given them. (Romans 12, 1 Corinthians 12)
A word that's about as popular as "patience".
It's through waiting that we develop patience, right? So if we ask for the Lord to grow the fruit of patience in us, we should be prepared to wait.
We wait for...
...a house to sell
...the Lord to heal us
...a prayer to be answered
And we often wait for the fulfillment of a God-given dream.
My friend Lori Hatcher wrote an excellent blog about what to do when you're waiting for your dream and nothing seems to be happening. She includes solid Biblical principles that can be applied to any type of waiting.
Check out Lori's blog post at this link: Waiting for a Bus that Never Comes. From her post:
Unless God closes the door and/or removes the desire from your heart, you have a choice to make. Are you going to continue to stand on the corner and wait, abandon your plans, or explore another option?
God longs to fulfill the dreams He has given us. When we obey Him by doing what we can do (aka, our part, the part He won't do), in perfect timing He opens the right door like only He can do (aka, His part, the part we can't do). Our fruit of patience grows and the waiting is a little easier the next time.
Well, OK, maybe not easier...but we can learn to make waiting more fruitful.
In the morning, LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. (Psalm 5:3)
To learn more about Lori, her ministry and her books, visit her website at Hungry for God, Starving for Time. Lori has a variety of resources and is also a speaker for women's ministry events. From her website:
"She remains passionate about helping busy women like herself connect with God in the craziness of everyday life."