What does wait mean to you? Is waiting idleness? Is there productivity in waiting and while waiting?
What does wait mean to you?
Is waiting idleness?
Is there productivity in waiting and while waiting?

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

‘Wait’ is a packed word. Often than not this word ‘wait’ is negatively perceived. When you are asked to wait, after a while you begin loosing patience, in that case ‘wait’ is closely associated with patience. Your patience is directly proportional to the faith you have upon that which you hope for
Here are 4 of the dictionary meanings of ‘wait’. And what I think about it for today’s thought. Which one these describes you as a christian?
To remain inactive in a state of repose, as until something expected happens. – Are you busy doing nothing because you are waiting for something to happen? Are you inactive? What is it you may be waiting for? Reward? What rewards could be expected without doing something? check your status if you are an inactive Christian in waiting.
To be available or being in readiness for .. to be available is also to wait. You remain in readiness to service and available to get things done. When you are asked to make your contribution or to seek do something in the gospel service you’re always ready, you do not have an excuse to not be ready.
To postpone or delay something ..are you a Christian who keeps things for later? Prayers can be done later, reading God’s word also can wait. Are you the kind that can keep important things away for another time?
To look forward to eagerly.. Looking forward with eagerness is one of those meanings the word of God is referring to. We are not simply waiting for Christ ‘s second coming, “We must wait with hope and trust, not neglecting the assembling of ourselves together for instruction, encouragement, and comfort, that our light might shine forth into the darkness of the world.” – {Christian Experience and Teachings of E.G. White p.49}
Romans 8:25 (KJV) But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

By A. Eliamani


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