It’s spring break right now and I am so thankful for some time off school. It’s been a little over two months since I last posted – my bad. Just when I think school can’t get any busier, it does and thus, I find myself pressed for time. Anyways, I recently went through a period of waiting and learned that waiting is not a passive process. So, I thought to share – here goes.
I was trying to figure out things for myself regarding summer plan, and I made plan after plan. Each time I got started with new plan, there would be a nudging in me to wait on Him and ask exactly what He wanted me to do and where He wanted me to go. I would always ignore this nudging, forge ahead in my plans and then ask for His blessing so it could work out – haha, typical Tinu move. And time after time, I would come up disappointed. After two months of disappointments, I stopped making plans and decided to wait on Him for the next move.
A couple of weeks into waiting, I was listening to Shekinah Glory by Cory Asbury and in between, I heard Mike Bickle say, “Waiting is not passive, it’s active.” It was then I realized that I had been waiting but I had been doing it passively. I had not really taken time to press in to God and get an impression of what exactly He wanted me to do. Following this realization, I began to wait actively, and a few days later everything was everything miraculously worked out. The options that I had previously ignored became the plan and God totally used it to open bigger doors for me.
All I did was wait actively and in a heartbeat, I was set to go without any form of disappointment on the horizon. Long story short, we shouldn’t say we are waiting on God and then sit around, hoping that everything will workout magically. It is important that when we wait on Him, we press into Him with confidence that He would make an impression on us. Question for you: Have you been waiting passively?