I am a very punctual person; rarely late for anything and expecting the same out of others. When I first began teaching the Mozambican women I struggled with their rarely being on time. I was ready to begin at 2PM, yet they trickled in sometimes up to forty-five minutes later.
The women are busy throughout the day grinding mealies or getting water from the river or well. The sun is their clock and it doesn’t call out to them when it’s two o’clock.
How could I expect women who don’t have watches to be somewhere at a specific time?
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
From long lines at the grocery store to waiting for my bill at a restaurant-
Waiting…I hate it.
Is it not the same with ministry? When things are not happening at the speed I would like I am ready to move on to something else. Yet, I don’t want to miss out on what God has for me by…
-giving up too soon
-going another direction
-taking matters into my own hands
God is patient with me; shaping me into a vessel to be used for His glory. As He demonstrates patience towards me, I too must be patient with Him knowing that His timing is perfect.
What has been your experience through waiting on the Lord for a certain circumstance?