Principles for waiting on God and dealing with uncertainty

Waiting on God. What does this really mean? Twiddling my thumbs till my prayers are answered? While waiting on Him, what should I be doing? How do I know that He'll answer me? How will I cope with the disappointment if He doesn't answer when or how I expect? What should I do when I've exhausted all my options? What will people think of me when my life hits a rough patch? I've been through a number of trying times in my personal life such as struggling with exams, applying for admission and getting rejected, spending over a year searching for a job and dealing with over 200 rejections etc. What I do below is highlight some of the most important lessons and principles that I've learnt from my life's waiting journeys, share some personal stories, and hope that these help you navigate your own waiting seasons. I share some thoughts on the following areas: 1. Why is God making me wait? 2. Should I pray and just wait on God? 3. Dealing with disappointments. 4. What will people think about me? 5. When you feel lost, confused, anxious or fearful. 6. Search your heart and confess your sins. 7. Donโ€™t forget to change and live your life!

25 things you probably didn’t know about Moses ๐Ÿค“

Moses spent 40 years in the wilderness in the land of Midian before God called him to his life's mission. What on earth was he doing during all those years? How did he cope with going from being a prince in the most powerful country on earth to living life as a shepherd in the wilderness? What prepared him for this experience and what was God doing in Moses' life to prepare him for the mission ahead? Over the past few months, I've been studying a Bible guide on being in the crucible with Christ. Last week, I was studying about meekness in the life of Moses and got inspired to study his life a little closer, particularly his life before he received the calling that defined his life on earth and in death. As you might know, I only write when inspired to, and I thought my findings this time around were too interesting not to share. Happy reading!

The mirage of answered prayers and why God tests our faith. ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ˜ข

Have you ever been in a situation where youโ€™ve been praying to God for something, it looks as if itโ€™s all coming together but then you end up with nothing? Sometimes it takes the form of there being a lot of activity which looks as if God is finally moving but in the end you still end up disappointed?

Are our lives void of challenges when walking with God? ๐Ÿ˜ช ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Exodus 23:29-30; Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10-11 With God, everything truly works together for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. This means that in painting Godโ€™s canvas for our lives, thereโ€™s a role for the good and bad strokes of the brush. Looking at this Israelite story where God … Continue reading Are our lives void of challenges when walking with God? ๐Ÿ˜ช ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿพโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Should we be idle when praying and waiting on God? ๐Ÿค”

Exodus 14:13-15 Here, Moses tells the people to keep silent and remain calm. BUT God says why are they simply crying to me?! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ God tells him to keep it moving!!! Yes the red sea (your big problem) is in front of you but keep pushing forward in faith even when you cannot see what … Continue reading Should we be idle when praying and waiting on God? ๐Ÿค”

Why God takes us through the wilderness – Understanding the new wineskin parable

Why does God take us through the wilderness and waiting/dry seasons in our lives? What was Jesus trying to teach us from the old and new wineskin parable? ๐Ÿค” I found some truly insightful answers and provide excerpts from โ€œGod where are you?!โ€ by John Bevere.

God’s refining process ๐Ÿ”ฅ: Trials, hardships, detours etc. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ’”

Trials, hardships, detours etc. ๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ’” are all part of Godโ€™s way of refining ๐Ÿ”ฅ His children so that we can bring even more glory to His name. If we respond as we ought, we will receive the guaranteed blessings on the other side of our trials. ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ If we donโ€™t, we risk losing the blessing and/or extending the length of our trials, just like the Israelites and their 40-yr journey in the wilderness which should have taken less than a year. ๐Ÿ‘€

Should you just pray and count the stars while waiting for God’s move?

The more I understood Prov 16:3 & 9 and lined it up with other verses in scripture, the more confident I got in Christ. Simply said, we are responsible for making a plan for our lives and God will direct our steps in how we achieve it, as long as our plan is in accordance … Continue reading Should you just pray and count the stars while waiting for God’s move?