I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me. Psalm 40:1
Don’t jump the starter’s gun or you’ll be disqualified from the race. Wait until God has finished working on you or you won’t be ready for the job.
There’s never been a day like this. Listen, “Woe to the earth and the sea, because the devil has gone down to you! He is filled with fury, because he knows that his time is short” (Revelation 12:12, NIV). Forces have been released that no previous generation ever faced, and if we’re not strong and well-equipped, we won’t be able to cope with them, much less conquer them.
How long did it take to prepare Ananias to lead Saul of Tarsus to Christ? And after he did it, he was never heard of again. He was born for a purpose and when it was completed, he disappeared. That’s hard on the ego. We want to be permanent. We want to be featured. But John the Baptist said, “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3 :30).
In the wilderness, Moses learned reverence and dependence and built a relationship with God that would sustain him for the rest of his life. Child of God, stop looking for a door out of your wilderness. If you don’t stay where He has you today, you won’t make any difference where He sends you tomorrow.