Wait & See

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Patience... I have none. I want everything yesterday. That is how I have lived my life. Always in a hurry for the things I want. The results of being impatient gets you married to someone who God did not want for you, pregnant and a single parent, in debt because you are too impatient to save, and many other things that God never wanted for your life.

For as long as I can remember I hated the word “Wait”. One of the things my parents would say to us when we asked if we could do something was “Wait and see.” Ugghhh! I hated it so much! Just say yes or no and be done with it. Why wasn’t it a yes or no and be done? What exactly were we waiting for?

When asking God for something his answers are “yes”, “no” but so many times he says “wait”. What has changed about my reaction is that I know him enough to know if he says “wait!”

God is not torturing us or waiting to decide if he wants to give us the answer but in his wisdom he knows what is coming ahead and he needs us to learn some very valuable lessons. His “wait” is not a no, and there still could be a yes coming. He may just be teaching us to trust him and being patient is learned in the waiting.

What are you waiting on? Do you know God has a plan and he is not torturing you? All of God’s plans are for our good, do you believe it?

I recommend listening to a song called “New Wine” by Hillsong and led by Brooke Ligertwood. While we wait, in the crushing and the pressing, may he bring new wine out of us. May we be still and let God do his work in our hearts and minds. He will not withhold any good thing from us.

Prayer: Thank you Lord Jesus for not giving in to our tantrums of what we want but always knowing what we need and when we need it. Thank you for teaching us patience while waiting for your answers. Thank you that we don’t have to be wise in our own eyes but can always trust you and your wisdom. Let patience have its perfect work, that we may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. In Jesus name I pray.


Rita Reagan is a mother of 3 grown children and Nana to 7 grandchildren. An Education Coordinator for a healthcare  company, Rita loves to laugh and is compassionate about helping people in need. A widow herself, Rita mentors single women and desires to leave a legacy of serving her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

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