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Waiting - God's Character Building Process

Chosen by God!

“I’m not trying to get my way in the world’s way. I’m trying to get your way, your Word’s way. I’m staying on your trail; I’m putting one foot In front of the other. I’m not giving up.” (Psalm 17:4-5 MSG)

I have learned to see the "Amen – to there it is," (the waiting time) as a time of preparation. I’m encouraged because I know that God waits with me. We’re both doing something in this time, although it may not be apparent yet.

Just like an infant, or child can't drive a car there are things I can't do until I "grow up," spiritually. There are things I must learn to walk in the fullness of my purpose and potential. I call them God's character building moments and I've learned to treasure them. I don't want to get ahead of God or lag behind Him. I need to be in the moment with my Abba Father!

This has been a life-long lesson! As a "recovering professional" I tend to want to analyze and fix. I'm learning that this approach rarely, if at all, works where the things of God are concerned. It's a faith walk that I take step by step, day by day. I think my multiple lay-offs, and 5 ½ years of unemployment, have contributed to building my trust in God and seeking Him for my next step. Do I miss the mark at times? Certainly! Then I just go to my Abba Father and He helps me get back in step with Him! Hallelujah!

“When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!” (Psalm 94:18-19 AMPC)

Be Encouraged! ❤

Leisa Wilkins Ministries

"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"

Pastor | Author | Bible Teacher | Speaker | Encourager

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