In this world we want everything and we want it now! Why is that? Is it because most things are so readily available at our finger tips or is it the simple fact that we have just become spoiled?
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Well, let me tell you that not only do good things come to those who wait, but great things come. I could give you a million personal testimonies about how I have wanted something so bad, prayed about it, told God that it was in his hands, became tired of waiting, tried to make my own moves and ended up going absolutely no where….that is, until God moved and placed me exactly where he knew I needed to be…every-single-time. Powerful, huh? You have no idea.
Check out my recent post on instagram– “It’s been a long journey and God has taught me the power of prayers and patience along the way. The foundation of my very first home is being built and because of him, I know it will remain solid. Trust me, ‘my God will meet all your needs according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus!’ #MyTestimony #Blessed #PraiseHim #January2015“
Take in mind, in the beginning of the process, I had my own timeline of when and where I wanted to purchase a home, just how much money I wanted to have in my accounts, etc. I told myself by my 25th birthday I would be in my very own home. My eyes at that time were set on maybe finding a foreclosed home or an older home that just needed a little work. After searching for a few weeks, I finally found my dream home that had been on the market for over 6 months! I knew this was the home for me (so I thought). I put in an offer and on the SAME DAY, someone else put an offer in on the home too. I thought to myself, how could this be? I asked God, “Why would you let this happen?”
The bank then contacted both me and the other party to ask for our “BEST” offers. After submitting my final offer, I promise you it felt like the longest 24 hours of my life. Then the moment came when I would get the unfortunate phone call saying that the other person’s offer was accepted instead of mine. I was crushed. I’ll admit, I cried and I was mad with God. I just KNEW that house was mine.
But, let me tell you how God works. A few weeks later, I saw a listing for a home that I thought sounded pretty good and told my realtor about it. She then informed me that it was actually a “new build” and asked if I was still interested. A new house? For me? Couldn’t be. And guess where this house was? Only two blocks over from the home I originally wanted. Do you see what God did for me?
Instead of giving me an almost 100 year old home that probably would have needed even more renovations in a few years, he gave me a brand new home! I even had the chance to choose the finishes as well as it came with brand new appliances. What an awesome God. He didn’t make it easy for me, but he showed that if only I waited on him, he would give me even more than I had imagined. I get chills just thinking about how great our God is…
So let’s wait. I don’t know about you, but I have a list for God. And although overtime I know he may
cross off some of those items and show me that they are not really what I need at this time, I know that he is working behind the scenes to give me above and beyond what I could ever imagine.