Flowers Don’t Bloom Overnight

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 (NIV)

At times, we tend to grow frustrated when it seems that all of our good efforts are done in vain. As the time goes by and our circumstances remain the same, it becomes difficult to remain consistent in praying, fasting and seeking God.

If you’ve ever found yourself in this position you may have asked “what’s the point?” “Why wait?” “Why keep praying?” You may have even found yourself frustrated with God and asking Him “why me?” (Us Christian folk are so typical..lol) All jokes aside, it’s common to reach this place in your spiritual walk. However, instead of focusing on your seemingly unmoving and unchanging circumstances, I hope that you’ll shift your focus to see things from the right perspective.

The great thing about not moving is that it can also be a great sign of something that many of us tend to overlook. Instead of feeling left out, abandoned or forgotten you should leap for joy when you find yourself at this point in your spiritual journey. (I’m reaching huh?) Here’s why…

It could be a sign that you’ve been planted.

The funny thing about being planted is that you can’t move. (Duh!) The germination process and overnight success do not go hand in hand. When seeds are planted, there’s a (timely) process before the seeds sprout and the flowers bloom. The same goes for our spiritual journeys. Our planted season is preparing us to endure our harvest season. If we’re uprooted prematurely it can be detrimental to our longevity during our “blooming” season.

So before you give up, allow God to complete everything that He’s doing in you and through you during this season. No need to take waiting personally, we ALL have to do it. There’s nothing better than being fully prepared and equipped to walk through the door that you’ve been praying for God to open. So in other words, choosing to bypass your process of growth now would only lead to short-changing your future capabilities in your next season.

The enemy can and will use our impatience against us to deceive us into rushing ahead of God. It’s hard to see clearly when “dust” (temporary emotions) is flying around. Nevertheless, once the “dust” settles, reality sets in. There’s nothing like taking a vacation only to realize mid-flight that you’ve forgotten your toothbrush at home. Now let’s be real, replacing a toothbrush is nothing in comparison to realizing post-choice that you weren’t as prepared as you assumed you were. Some of the choices we will make in life will be life-changing, so it’s imperative that we’re aware of how those decisions will affect us (and possibly others) short and long-term. So don’t allow temporary emotions to cloud your judgement. If there’s one thing I can say with certainty it’s this… God will not have you waiting unnecessarily. So if you’re waiting, you can trust that there is purpose behind it. So why not let patience have its perfect work?

Trust me.. I get it! Waiting sucks, especially in the era of social media. But I hope you’ll reach a place of contentment in your journey that will make waiting that much easier. You may not like waiting in the moment but I’m a firm believer that in the end you won’t regret it. There are greater things in store so refuse to settle for convenient. I encourage you to press onward for covenant!

Peace and love.

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.  – Habakkuk 2:3 (NLT)

 

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