Being Still Doesn't mean doing nothing. 9 Principles for waiting on God
We have often heard the phrase 'waiting on God.' We know it is important but are not sure how it fits into our Christian lives. Sometimes the actual word 'waiting' or the phrase 'waiting on God' or 'waiting upon God' is used in a scriptural passage. The truth is Waiting is one of the hardest things in our walk with Christ. Yet the bible is clear, just because you are waiting on your breakthrough, it does not mean that you are doing nothing. Here are 5 principles to help you are you are waiting on God.
Step #1 Keep Trusting God, DAILY.
If we do not trust God, then we will get bitter. We will believe His love or doubt it. This is the ultimate test. The testing forces us to make an important decision on how we will relate to the Lord. If we believe the Lord doesn't care for us, then we will turn to despair (I am doomed), self-help books (own resources) or bitterness. The decision to trust God is a daily one. The great beauty of God is the daily commitment to the things of God that each of us must make. Many of us have been told that all you have to do is accept God and then everything will be fine. But the truth of life is that we need God every day and as you are wating on God, you must commit to trusting God each and every day. I have found one of the best ways to remind myself of my daily decision to trust God is to say in my prayer time, "not my will, but thy will be done"
Step #2 Pray
My advice to people seeking God's will is to pray and stop thinking; pray and stop planning; pray and stop talking. Did you ever talk with someone who was willing to talk to everyone but God about His problems?! Prayer is prayer. We are called to talk to God about our problems so we can sense what we should do. To be true, prayer does take on many forms and means, but essentially it is talking to God about your circumstances. We need to seek the Lord in prayer. And is you ever feel like like you dont know how to pray or what to pray for, try this prayer: "God, have mercy on me"