Waiting is never the easiest thing to do, especially when you know what you are waiting for.
As the world goes through different seasons, so we too go through seasons of life as a Christian.
The season I want to touch on is ‘’The waiting Season’’. This is something that I personally struggle with, and boy can I tell you, this season feels dreading, dry and so painful!
I am encouraged by the scripture in Isaiah 40:31 – ‘’But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Surely the reason why we are waiting is because a promise was made. Waiting is connected to a promise. When waiting it means we have an expectation of something and we anticipate a wonderful end. The promise we receive is both a seed and a harvest. When we first receive a promise it is in a seed form, the seed is planted and we then need to wait a little while for the seed to turn into a harvest. As we wait for the harvest, we are then in a waiting process. While we are in the waiting process we are expectant on the harvest.
Just as a mother who gets the news that she is pregnant, she then prepares herself. And although her stomach is still flat, she physically and mentally prepares herself. She eats carefully; she is excited and thinks about names and clothes for the baby. She now has hope for the end result.
Everything we are waiting for began with a seed.
God might have personally given you a dream, a vision, a word or a prophesy. And as the promise was made, the seed was planted.
In life, we sometimes lose track of the promises we have been made, because of the long waiting process. It becomes hard and frustrating. We sometimes blame God and question Him. We feel like we want to just give up and that the promise is nowhere in sight.
So too the pregnant mother struggles as the months go by, it gets a bit more difficult. Her body changes, her mood is up and down and the seed growing inside of her makes it a bit unbearable at times.
So too with a seed that contains the promise and the harvest, sometimes, the promise seems to cause us the most pain, and it may seem to take a long time, and we want to give up but giving up will only cause the harvest to be premature or aborted altogether.
Be encouraged, press through the hard and difficult times. Wait until the due date for your blessing. As we push through, God will surely give us the strength that we need.
Soon we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.