I'm Waiting Lord, I Really Am
By Cathy Irvin
Ever felt like you had been patient but it seemed like
too much time had passed? We tend to think that God has forgotten
the desires of our hearts, but we need to remember that He has
it all under control. There are certain questions that should
be considered during this waiting period.
1. Are we ready?
2. Have we been pruned enough for the task?
3. Is it the timing of the Lord?
This third question is extremely vital, because if we are not
prepared and go ahead of God’s timing, our ministry will
not succeed. There are purposes that God has ordained for us to
Each person has been called of God and has a purpose and a destiny
in God's kingdom. For some, it is in the public eye. For others,
it is behind the scenes. It may be a leadership position or in
the ministry of helps. You can have more than one talent or gift,
but there lies in each of us a passion for something. We may know
what we are to do, or we may still be in that seeking mode. Our
heart’s cry might be one of the two following questions:
1."Lord what do You want me to do? I am waiting for You
to let me know Your plan.”
2."Lord, when can I do what You've called me do? I'm ready.”
If you've been a Christian for a while, you are more than likely
asking the latter question.
I saw the movie Seabiscuit about a horse that was groomed
for racing. As the underdog in professional horse racing, Seabiscuit
was smaller than a lot of other racehorses, but he loved to run.
Though he experienced setbacks, he kept going until an injury
temporarily kept him out of the race. That’s when he had
to take time to heal.
We must have a time to grow and to heal from our past hurts or
wounds, also. There will be a point when we are ready to be released
into doing the thing God destined for us to do. We will find ourselves
flowing in our giftings, and reaching out to minister to those
who are hurting and are without hope.
In Isaiah 61:1-3, it says:
The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has
anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent
Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim
the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of
our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn
in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning,
the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they
may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord,
that He may be glorified.
God will send us out when it is His time, so we must be patient
and wait for the season.
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Cathy Irvin authored well over 50 Devotions for CBN over three decades where she served the Lord Jesus Christ at the Christian Broadcasting Network. Cathy loved telling stories and glorifying God in all that she did. On December 16, 2011, Cathy left this earthly dwelling to take up residence in the dwelling prepared for her in Heaven. Her Devotions minister with love and truth.
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