Waiting Doesn’t Always Mean NO Activity

Inactivity rarely produces anything…
Waiting on God doesn’t always mean doing nothing…

Jesus said, “My time has not yet come” (John 2:4)… He was in a time of waiting…yet He continued to act on what He could do…carrying out His Father’s work…

Do what you know to do today…
Take initiative towards change you know you should make…

In Joshua 3 they had to get in the water before it started to part…You may have to get in the water first, before you start to see results…

Create action…it is often then God begins to reveal the destination He is taking you towards…

What action do you need to take today?

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16 thoughts on “Waiting Doesn’t Always Mean NO Activity

  1. I belived the Holy Spirit lead me to read this post am so greatful pastor, at the moment am at the waiting period everything seems as if God has not called me for a purpose but i know within me i was asked to move on by the spirit of God and now i and my family are waiting on God word. If i may ask should i begin by starting something toward planting a miistry or what should i do while waiting?

    • I think we do what we know to do today, then wait for God's spirit and bet Him to answer us. If God has asked you to move…move quickly. If you sense nothing, then wait and plead.

  2. My problem has always been in knowing how to proceed. I've written in these pages about the issues in my marriage. I've really tried to give it over to God. But what does that mean? And does that mean that I take my hands completely off the wheel and let Him drive? Do I just sit and pray or do I interact with my wife and at what level? I've tried just doing nothing except praying. That doesn't seem to get me much of anywhere. Right now I try to interact with her without being a pest. That has had some minor positive faces, but truthfully they are so minor as to almost be non-existent. The one thing I do try is to present to her everyday the positive face of a committed loving Christian husband. And I try and wait patiently for His will to be done in her heart. But that waiting is very lonely and I wish so much that I would see some really concrete positive something from her heart, but no, and still I wait. So then I begin to ask am I doing too much, or not enough, or perhaps not the right thing. Just wish I knew for sure what the right thing is.

    • Finding that balance is always difficult. Follow your heart. You seem to have a good one. Also, make sure you are surrounding yourself with wise people and sharing your heart with them. Sometimes others can read our situation better than we can. Praying for you.

  3. I like the phrase, good things come to those who are patient. This is time between sowing and reaping. As you state, this does not mean to sit idle, we must continue to press on as Gal 6:9 states. My plan is to continue writing and teaching leadership to others in my time of patience.

  4. This all I had to hear, I'm in this process of waiting on God, and I'm doing exactly what you sugested. Thanks for the article
    Blessings.
    Carlos Rizzon

  5. I heard a great illustration about this.

    Pregnancy: We wait on God to bring the miracle of birth. But we paint the nursery while we’re waiting!