Joy is in the Journey

     The art of waiting is sometimes misunderstood and ignored.  The Word of God tells us to wait upon the Lord and we shall have our strength renewed.  No one likes to wait, especially when we feel inconvenienced because we have more important things to do.  God obviously has built into the words 'waiting on the Lord' an unappreciated blessing and possibly life-changing opportunities for those who master the art of waiting.  The prophet Isaiah concluded this though by saying, "Teach me Lord to wait".  If this is true and we believe it is, then there is an underlying blessing in taking the time necessary to wait on God and listen for His instruction.

     Do you find it frustrating when you have to wait, and do you become agitated beyond your own control when faced with a waiting situation? Possibly you should consider a different viewpoint, and take the opportunity when confronted with waiting to hear from God.  Why not ask God what the wait is for and see if He will not give a new perspective on the art of waiting.