Do you feel like it’s taking just way too long for God to deliver you to the Promised Land you’ve been praying for? If so, expect that there is something on that journey that God needs you to get. Or there is something He needs you to see. Or He wants to show you miraculous things to strengthen your faith for the journey ahead.
If you spend your money every month thinking you know what’s best and you don’t need to give, then God is not the god of your money, you are. And you’ll never know the joy and the peace that comes with having God’s blessings on your finances until you get this one thing right.
When you’re on the bench, you get some much needed rest. You can watch the team play, and assess how you would do things differently and better. You can come up with a strategy for when it’s finally your turn to get in the game. And if you look around, you might meet some pretty awesome people who are also benched.
God will not answer questions that you don’t ask Him. He doesn’t answer prayers that you don’t pray. He won’t overwhelm you with His love if you don’t spread out your arms and ask for it. Why? Because God does not barge in. We have free will. We can reject Him. We can close that door. In turn, if we want Him, we have to ask for Him, talk to Him and throw open the door.
While God doesn’t always resolve our concerns immediately, He always, always immediately responds. Some people get a speedy miracle, but some of us will have some boulders that He wants us to try to shove for awhile. And while we’re shoving, God is blessing us with opportunities, relationships, experiences and other miracles that strengthen our muscles and build our faith.