Hurry has become our most beloved deity.
Waiting has become the cardinal sin – an abomination of the worst order.
The devil is not longer a spirit entity who attacks our faith, but anything that causes us delay.
To be left in the waiting room is anathema.
These shifts in our cultural thinking and practice have impacted, not only our lives, but our views of the Almighty (Psa. 50:21). He too must hustle and rush at the same frantic pace of humanity. Since He transcends time, He ought to bring about prompt deliverance.
In essence, God ought to be instant.
Someone we can pick up at the drive through – and faster than a speeding bullet.
The problem is – God isn’t in a hurry (2 Pet. 3:8). Ever. You could say He cooks like Grandma used to – without the luxury of a modern microwave.
Jehovah often allows His children to simmer in the crock pot of patient endurance (Jas. 1:3-4). His divine recipe for our spiritual health and maturity includes nothing more dramatic than letting us wait for His perfect will to unfold (2 Cor. 6:4; Col. 1:11).
You see, He knows that real faith is refined in the oven of days, months, years and even decades, and not in the quick setting of an Insta-Pot.
Think about it.
These Bible folks grace the sacred pages of Hebrews chapter eleven because they waited on God (Psm. 27:14; 37:9, 34; Isa. 40:31) and learned to submit to His protracted plan. In so doing, they not only increased their faith, but gave Jehovah glory.
Dear reader, are you ever impatient with God?
Are you tired of waiting?
It is quite possible that you are in the crock pot – right where the Almighty wants you to be.
“God loves you and I love you and that’s the way it’s gonna be!” –Mike