By the age of 20, I was far beyond my years when it came to monetary success. I had a nice sports car (paid off) and had just landed my first residential rental property; things were looking good for this young stud! Unfortunately, due to the economy crashing, things changed…
Throughout my early twenties, I made unwise decision after unwise decision. Every time I saw an opportunity or even potential opportunity, I’d go for it! I remember thinking, “That’s how you get ahead in life.”
Or so I thought.
The truth is, God teaches us something different throughout history. It does not match up with the American way of speedily attempting to get ahead in life. Ready to hear it???
The secret that has taught me to make better decisions is to WAIT.
Waiting can be one of the most difficult things for people to do. Human beings naturally do not enjoy waiting. This is especially true in America; the land of instant gratification. We want to move on to what is next as soon as possible. We are always looking toward the next big thing in our lives.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:14
Into my mid and late twenties, I’ve learned that waiting on God’s timing is what has lead me to the most success in life. Waiting is something that God has called each of us to do through seasons of our lives. Sometimes we’ll never know why we’re waiting. It may be because God needs to teach us something first. Or it may be because God knows what’s about to happen in the economy; it could be anything!
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I am currently in a place of waiting for God to give me a green light to move forward on a company that I’m ready to launch. Every time I pray about starting, I hear God say, “Not yet” – I intend on doing things His way this time. Whenever I do wait on God’s timing, things end up immeasurably better.
A bible verse that has really helped me to understand this throughout the years is found in Proverbs.
An inheritance gained hastily in the beginning will not be blessed in the end. – Proverbs 20:21
I have no idea what God is calling you to do with your life and I don’t know when you should take action. What I do know is that there is something very important about waiting on God’s timing. I understand that this can be very difficult especially when you see something that you want or something that you know is going to be for you in the future. Don’t force what God has planned for your future. It’ll be far greater then, than now.
Be expectant, but never forcing. Trust that God’s timing is perfect.
Today I encourage you, wait on the Lord. Be patient and trust in God’s perfect timing. Be full of faith in the future that God has planned for you. Do not try to rush your future into the present; take life one day at a time and allow God to grow you through today. Matthew 6:34 tells us to not be anxious about tomorrow.