Wouldn't it be amazing if we wanted to sort something, and could snap our fingers and... BAM!... there it was? We all like to be in control. But that's not always going to happen (sorry...).
All through the Bible, God tells a lot of people to wait. A lot. But what does that little one-syllable word even mean? We'd say that waiting means 'to remain in a place of expectation'. It's not a passive, thumb-twiddling experience. We're expectant and hopeful that something is going to take place. It's a time to work with God. If we're patient, He can prepare us for what's ahead. The Psalmist said to be brave and courageous. Waiting can take real courage and faith. Everyone else may be jumping from one thing to the next, but being still, trusting and waiting on God in a state of expectation, is bravery. It's bravery because we're making ourselves vulnerable before God. We're telling Him that He can do whatever He needs to do in us, to prepare us for the next step.
You may not be able to fathom what God has for you (in fact, if He told you immediately you might not handle it, because you're not ready). So be patient and wait. Be brave. Be seeking God's face and open to Him working so that He can prepare you. When your answer comes, you'll be ready, and at peace.
So what now? Do you have any unanswered prayers? Pray about them again today, but focus on talking to God about what Hes going to teach you through the waiting.
Soulfood : Isa 9:1-7, Luke 2:1-7, Matt 4:12-16