What am I Waiting For?

This week's devotion has been tied to my waiting on God?
We all know that God moves in His perfect time.  He is rarely early, He is never late.  He is usually right in time.  Why?  Because God knows all things.  He is not surprised by my actions, He is not surprised in the actions of others, He is not surprised by natural disasters.  He is not surprised by illness or financial misfortune. He is not surprised when my car breaks down or if a fire were to take my home.  He isn't sitting around trying to figure out what to do next while I wait on a response.
God knows exactly what is happening, when it is happening, where it is happening, why it is happening and how it is happening. 

So What am I Waiting for?  

Tripp asks the question this way...

"Where, right now, is the God of grace calling you to wait?"

For me, it was my BLT this morning.   I have been waiting for a couple months for the fresh tomatoes to ripen on the vine... I personally don't think there is any better way to experience a garden fresh tomato than to be sliced and stacked onto a pile of bacon, lettuce and a little mayo between two slices of bread...   Coming from our own garden makes the wait worthwhile.

But in all seriousness, Where is God calling me to wait...
I have been feeling the tug to be engaged in ministry a little differently.   I do pretty well with staying in the background, working on tech, but lately I have been feeling like I should be interacting with people more.  I have been asking God what does this look like.   I don't feel my answer has come, but I do feel the need to move forward in my spiritual habits.   

What I know is that waiting is not passive.  Waiting can be highly productive.  Waiting involves training, not sitting on the sidelines hoping to be picked by the coach.   Waiting is being on the vine growing, picking up the nutrients, ripening... So one day God will look down and say... Now you are ready to be picked.

What about you?   What are you waiting for?


  1. First of all, I have to say, that I can still taste the wholesome goodness of the tomatoes my Dad used to grow like it was yesterday. Nothing like it! But yes, the process takes time and waiting to come into fruition. (And I'm a bacon-aholic!) And like you, Ryan, I'm beginning to feel the urge to reach beyond my comfort zone to enter into another dimension of ministry to others. It's starting as a realization that I'm too comfortable as an introvert, and need to be with and interact with others in a meaningful way. Praying about it and waiting (our magic word) for God to give me guidance.

    1. I'll be praying for your next set of instructions... along with my own.


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