Waiting for a Breakthrough? Each one of us can attest to the fact that, we’ve prayed about a particular situation in our life and found ourselves hoping to see a positive change.
Most of the time waiting for a breakthrough. We sometimes wait over and over again and wonder why the answer hasn’t come yet. Some believe God is punishing them for something they must have done earlier. And it’s because of that reason that answers to their prayers are still hanging around in the air.
One thing is certain: God is always saying something and before God moves, we will definitely have to wait. Before we perceive or experience our breakthrough, we’ve got yo wait. YES. It’s part of the deal, we have to wait. It could be a second, minutes, hour, days among others but the sure thing is, there is a wait. Waiting for answers is a part of life— Weather it is spiritual or physical, nobody gets out of it. So the question is not if we’ll wait, but rather how we’ll wait. And I believe how we decide to wait will determine how long it will take for us to receive our breakthrough.
Ways to wait.
As a growing minister, I have come across two categories of people who wait upon the Lord. They are the unassertive waiters and the expectant waiters. The unassertive person, after the first try, sits around waiting for the move of God. Of course, at the initial stage, he or she believes something good will happen.
After a little attempt, he folds his hands and goes about waiting for the answer to pop up like magic. He puts in not much effort and sometimes even forgets about it. He shows no confident and forceful personality. After he waits for some time, he then gives up believing he waited and nothing good came out of it.
The expectant person, on the other hand, is like a waiter who waits on a table at a restaurant to take up orders. He or she anticipates receiving something. And always having or showing an excited feeling that something good is about to happen.
He is hopeful, believing the answer is somewhere around the corner, due to arrive any minute. This person is full of eagerness, believing His problem has been solved. Then starts thanking God for an answered prayer. He moves about expecting to find his answer anytime soon. He may wait for a while, but suddenly what he’s been waiting for happens.
Anticipate or expect it to happen:
Another name given to pregnant women is expectant mothers. Why because they are expecting the promise of a baby. The pregnant woman prepares for the arrival of the baby the moment doctors declare her pregnant. Though she may not see the baby in her womb, she still believes and holds on to the fact that there’s a baby in her womb. She goes miles to buy important materials that will be necessary for the arrival of the baby. Believing that it’s a matter of time for the baby to come out and will wait for as long as it will take. She then wakes up every morning counting down the days.
We all know to wait for means to remain in readiness for a purpose, to look for or to expect. Meaning, our act of waiting shouldn’t be wasteful by sitting hoping something will happen sometime soon.
Expect with faith
The moment we seek an answer from God or a solution to a problem, we need to eagerly wait for His answer. When our hearts and minds are eager to hear from God, It actually boosts our inner strength and also enables the Father to move.
Most of the time, our waiting actually helps us prepare ourselves for the answer. Many of wouldn’t know what to do next when the answer arrives. This is because we are not prepared to handle the answer.
I admit sometimes, during the course of waiting, we feel like giving up but if only we can wait for just another second, we will see the move of God. I really love the saying of Rich Dad which goes like “you can always quit, so why quit now?” This saying should actually also encourage you whenever you are in a waiting period for anything you are expecting.
So don’t give up guys! Don’t stop believing! Keep having faith! Be full of hope! Don’t limit the move of God in your life, then surely you will see His move. Be blessed in your walk with God.