LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMS 8:25(NIV)
"But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."
10 KEYS TO WAITING PATIENTLY FOR WHAT WE DO NOT YET HAVE.
1.Never fret- never fret yourself because of the delay ,never fret yourself because of little irritations that come distract you , while you wait. key- trust in the lord and focus your mind on the end result. Psalm 37:5 "Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass."
2.Hold your peace - your peace is key in your waiting. Why is that ? what you are expecting is connected to your peace .your peace is the key that will unlock your door of blessing .Job 22:21(ISV)""Get to know God, and you'll be at peace with him, and then prosperity will come to you."
3.faith - faith grows better in the dark . Why? because you can't see it in the physical , but your faith is growing to match up with what you re waiting on the lord for . Once your faith level is right , your miracle believe will burst forth without you even knowing . Mark 4:27-29 (Amp)"27 and he goes to bed at night and gets up every day, and [in the meantime] the seed sprouts and grows; how [it does this], he does not know.28 The earth produces crops by itself; first the blade, then the head [of grain], then the mature grain in the head. 29 But when the crop ripens, he immediately puts in the sickle [to reap], because [the time for] the harvest has come.”
4.Be focused - Don't allow anything to distract your focus . Despise the shame like Jesus did and focus on your prize/ reward . Heb 12:2b (Amp)"who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, [a]disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]."
5.Continue in worship and thanksgiving always- He has promised you , you know it is done! but you re still yet to see it. Here is the key - activate the power in His word from the book of psalm 50:23 (Amp)"He who offers a sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving honors Me;And to him who orders his way rightly [who follows the way that I show him],I shall show the salvation of God." "obedience" (Deu 28:1)
6.Refuse to become anxious about it . simply key into what He has done and stand firmly on that platform .why? lest the enemy takes advantage of your anxiety .(2 Cor 2:11).Phil 4:6(Amp)"Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God."
7.Be consistent in prayer - why? prayer is what fuels your peace and patience while you re waiting .prayer is what gives you the confirmation that it is on its way . Elijah prayed and he saw what he was waiting for in the book of 1 Kings 18:45 "live"" In a little while the sky grew dark with clouds and wind, and there were heavy showers. And Ahab mounted and rode [his chariot] and went [inland] to [a]Jezreel."
8.Be full of joy always - It activates the power of your expectations while you wait . your joy is connected to your harvest always remember this key . John 15:11(Amp)"I have told you these things so that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy may be made full and complete and overflowing."
9.No matter the delay - Do not be offended , that is what the test of your patience is all about, waiting without getting offended , so the blessing can hit you before you say hi. Luke 7:23(Amp)" Blessed [joyful, spiritually favored] is he who does not take offense at Me.”
10.Knowledge -Keep growing in the knowledge of God's word .for in "Him" lies your peace , joy , faith , hope , strength and love while you wait. Gal 5:22 (Amp)" But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness,."
"patience is bitter , but its fruit is sweet" Aristotle
"Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." Joyce Meyer
prayer - Father teach me how to wait upon you with confidence and joy in Jesus name , Amen.