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The Wait Room

Recently I heard our time waiting on the Lord compared to a weight room. I love that analogy.

A weight room is not meant for the strong—it’s meant for the weak who want to become strong. Abraham, Joseph, Moses, David, all had to wait for many years for God’s promises. But all that happened, in the meantime, was used to prepare them. When they received their promise, they were blessed beyond measure.

I believe God uses resistance weights in His wait room. Resistance in the form of patience. Hebrews 10: 36, "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." God is conditioning us for what He has planned. While we are in the wait room know that we are being developed, conditioned, growing and learning patience. I believe that the longer we have to stay in the wait room, the more He has in store for us! We look to the destination but God looks at our journey.

I think about David who had to wait 13 years to be king. He was a lowly shepherd to some people. God was probably thinking he had to learn to take care of his father's sheep before he could take care of his Father's sheep! David trusted God. Psalm 27: 13-14, "I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."

While we wait for God to for us, He is working through us.


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