“But they who wait for 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” (Isaiah 40:31).
Have you ever thought that waiting could bring you success? I am reminded how four years ago; I was at a crossroads. I was an independent thinker, and it was not in my plans to go to college. I had a job working for the Arizona Conference in literature ministries. My parents thought a college education would help me. At that time, a mentor suggested to me the idea that when many options are available, it is like having many doors open, and you need to pray and ask God which door to go through. This drastically changed my focus, and as I prayed, the first door started to close. I felt like God was having me wait for direction. As God swung my focus around to the possibility of college, the very next day, a direct answer came. Arizona was closing literature ministries. While waiting for an answer, I found God’s open door for college a better option.
God knew I needed to have a foundation of knowledge to base my experience. The blessing was that when I got to my university, I was recommended as a good worker for media and communication. So I was put in as the media services manager, and I have worked in my field while being a student. God can bless. He gave me both professional experience and a college degree.
I think the main point of my experience is God’s timing. I was not sure He was helping me with my career. I was impatient, wanting to do His work now, and God’s timing is not always direct. He can help us tomorrow or a year from now. There was more strength in believing in God’s timing for me. When you feel like something is not happening quickly enough, remember that God knows best, and if it is the right outcome for your life, it will happen. There is strength in waiting.
Dear Father in Heaven, I thank You for taking care of our time for us. Please help us not to worry about when things will happen. Help us to wait. Thank you, amen.