Today I'm sharing a page out of "One Word- 30 Day Devotional", available on Amazon.com in print and Kindle format by Tonie Mapson:
Have you been praying for something and you feel like you cannot wait any longer? You do realize that God’s time is not our time. What feels like days, months, years, even centuries, is but a moment to God. Not very encouraging, but the truth. During your time of waiting, I want to encourage you to exhibit patience. Exhibit patience by praising God. Exhibit patience by worshiping God. Exhibit patience by praying to God. Exhibit patience by continuing to live. While you are exhibiting patience, God is working. He is preparing you. He is maturing you. He is opening doors and moving mountains. He is preparing those around you. When it comes to you, you and everyone around you will know it was God, and He will get all the glory.
Remember Job. Job went thru some suffering for a very, very long time. Every aspect of his life was touched, his family, his home, and his livestock. But during all that, not once did he curse God. Now he was human, he asked some questions but he did not curse God. He endured. He exhibited patience.
If you know the story, then you know that God knew Job was about to be tested. God knew Job would not be given more than he could bare. God knew.
So while you wait, exhibit patience.
Prayer gives you power to walk on purpose