A couple years back I received a DVD in the mail from Walk In The Word, a ministry of Pastor James MacDonald, who is one of my heroes. Although I’ve learned a great deal from his teachings over the years, for some reason this topic, “Why God Delays Deliverance”, didn’t interest me. So I set it aside. Finally I popped it in the player, and of course, it was exactly what I needed to hear in that moment.
Right now I’m overwhelmed with some projects I took on and some personal lessons God is teaching me. I found my notes on this DVD and was so encouraged after I read over them that I thought I would share!
Before you can be delivered from your trial and reach the blessing:
1) Circumstances must deteriorate. God usually waits until the last minute because He wants you to learn a lesson. Adversity should make us grow stronger in our faith.
2) Doubts must cease. God wants you to wait patiently and trust Him. He wants you to seek Him and really know who He is. It takes time to build trust.
3) Truth must prevail. Sometimes there are things going on behind the scenes that you can’t see at first. It’s not just about you. He may be trying to align some things in some other people’s lives.
4) Hearts must change. God may give little victories, but He doesn’t want “surface change”. He wants to see a real, lasting transformation.
In the end, it all leads to a greater victory so that He will get the credit, not you. He’s not just going to win, He’s going to blow your mind and win BIG! So whatever it is You’re waiting on, whatever you’re believing Him for, just be patient and keep seeking Him consistently.
When you’re waiting on God, remember that it’s in Him that you live, move and have your being.