This question was asked by Ashlee.
We live in a world where instant gratification is desired but is it as common as we would like it to be!? No and That is why it is very difficult for people in general to wait on God. Instant gratification is wanting things to happen instantly without going through a process. We sometimes want God to do things in our own timing without realizing that when we act in that way; we try to become God. God gives us 3 answers: yes, no or not yet. God is a certain God so he makes no mistakes! We must remember that God sees the beginning and the end!
We as humans, can only see what is going on currently in the earthly realm. We do not know what is ahead of us or what is going on in the spiritual realm during our waiting season. Since we are a people where we want to know everything that is going on, we find it difficult to wait because we do not know what the outcome will entail. This is why the waiting process is very important!
When you are frustrated, angry, impatient and more; tell God. I have found it extremely helpful to keep a journal and scribe in it daily and open up my heart to God. By doing so, I can vent to my Heavenly Father which is the safest person to vent to.
Please keep this is mind, especially to the young adults out there; there is nothing bad about starting from the bottom and working your way up to the top. There is a process for everything! Just because you are going through it does not meant that you are bound to stay in it permanently. Our waiting period is not only for us but to strengthen others.
Get to know the God you serve because the deeper you know him, the more you will begin to trust him during your waiting period. You will have difficultly in waiting only because you do not know the ONE who has true control over your life.
Dwell on this:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 King James Version (KJV):
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace”.