What does “the wait” for God’s Promises look like in your life? Are you confessing but speaking the opposite? Praying but harboring unbelief? Or none of the above, just expecting the sky to fall down like Chicken Little? None of these three waiting regimes or anything closely resembling them is productive!
Although our modern dictionaries still classify the word, “wait” as a verb and a noun, Etymology.com takes it a step further by also citing some of the historical perceptions. To “wait” in the 13th century was to “defend, watch out, be on one’s guard; lie in wait for”. I really love that! How many of us set out to daily defend what Jesus bequeathed to us in death? What about watching out for any and all attempts to get us distracted from what God has promised us?
“When hope’s dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.” -Proverbs 13:12 TPT
The wait can be depressing, but it doesn’t have to be. Jesus started the relay race and has placed the baton to us. We must be on guard for the blessings that we know are rightfully ours and lie in wait like a detective surveilling a suspect! When Satan takes two steps against our seeds, we have to be so tight on his tail that by grace, we take ten steps. Don’t be conceding in the fight of faith…give Satan the battle he’s been asking for!