What else? I’m not sure you understand what it means to wait on the Lord. So, let me take a moment to explain.
We know from scriptures that the end result of anyone who successfully waits on the Lord or trusts in the Lord is renewal of strenght or fulfiment of that which was promised. However, most believers are often confused about what to do between the time when they received the word and the time the word manifests itself.
While some hold on to the first word that was spoken, others just continue living their lives until whenever God’s word comes to pass in their life. Painfully, these two category of people hardly receive the manifestation of what was spoken by God. Notice I didn’t say they don’t receive, but that they hardly receive.
Let me show you a mystery that will change your life forever:
35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward.
36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
So verse 35 tells us not to give up on our confidence or faith in God because it will surely be compensated with a reward. This also tells me that the end result of your faith is the manifestation of that which you were having faith for. If it has not manifested, then your faith hasn’t worked.
I’ve heard people say things like, “I was believing God for, but…”. The moment there’s a “was” and a “but”, then you didn’t really have faith, faith has no “but” and faith has no “was”. Abraham believed God, and it was counted for him as righteousness. Read your Bible, the heroes of faith were mentioned in the Bible only because of what their faith accomplished for them. If your faith has no accomplishment, then it was never faith. The end result of faith has to be the result; if you don’t get the result, you didn’t have faith.
If you are having faith in God for a car or a house, then the end result of your faith must be the manifestation of either of them. If they don’t manifest, then it simply means your faith hasn’t worked.
If this is the case, then how long do I need to keep my faith alive before God’s promise will manifest? Verse 36 gives the answer. It says, “For you have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise”.
This is where many Christians get it wrong. Just because it says you have need of patience doesn’t mean you should sit idly until you see the manifestation. If you do that you will see nothing, I guarantee you. It didn’t keep us in the dark concerning what to do in our patience or waiting period, it says, “… after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise”.
That’s right! That’s what to do. Complete the will of God concerning that which you’re trusting God for. There’s always a will to complete to get what you want from God.
Moses desperately wanted the Israelites out of Egypt, and although God was ready to do what Moses desired, He also had a will. He wanted to prove to Pharaoh that He was God Almighty. That’s why everytime Moses went to Pharaoh with the message, we were told that God hardened Pharaoh’s heart. And when Moses had completed God’s will, God released one last plague upon Pharaoh, and after that Pharaoh let them go. There’s always one last will to complete or one last scripture to obey to release the manifestation you seek.
God told Moses to deliver them from Egypt, but inbetween that word was several words from God that Moses had to obey.
I know you want to get married so badly, but have you considered what God wants to prove with your marital destiny? Instead of disturbing Him with prayer points, why not sit down with His word and go on a journey of faith with Him? Could it be that God is hardening the heart of your suitors only because you haven’t completed His will yet?
Oh, I agree that He promised to set the solitary in families, but what if this is a journey of faith and you’d need to act on more than one scripture to overcome. Imagine how many times Moses had to go back to God each time Pharaoh refused. Many Christians don’t go back to their Bible after the first word they receive. They keep declaring that first word unknowing to them that it’s not one scripture they need to breakthrough, it’s a journey of obedience to scriptures.
When God wants to deliver your family from generational curses, don’t expect Him to use one scripture, He’d rather take you on a journey of scriptural obedience where He can prove Himself to the people responsible for that altar and then take the glory.
I hope this has brought enlightenment to someone.
Remain ever blessed!