Hi, I’m Rob Mallan from Reliant Family Church in Tampa. You are watching God Today. I want to talk to you about an interesting subject today that I think we can all relate to. It is called waiting. Waiting. Have you ever had to wait for something? I don’t know about you but I cannot stand waiting in lines, waiting for my food, waiting to get the next ticket. Waiting, waiting, waiting. Waiting to get into the movie theater. Waiting to get through the traffic. It is a pain waiting. I want to to get where I need to be.
So often, in our walk with God, it feels the same way sometimes. God will give us a promise and we sit around waiting. God, you said this is going to happen. Why hasn’t it manifested yet? What is going on? How many of you, including myself, have a problem with patience? Have a problem with waiting? I certainly do. I can put up both my hands and feet and tell you, “I don’t want to wait.” But, God says to wait on Him. Wait on the Lord. Be patient.
The fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience. Patience. Patience. We have to be patient and wait on God. God is doing some big stuff. It takes times for it to be activated. There is a guy in the Bible by the name of Abram. Abram says, out of his own mouth, “God, you have provided everything I want. There is not one more thing you could give me, except for a son. I have everything I need, but I don’t have a son. I don’t have a legacy. I don’t have someone to pass my stuff onto. My name is going to die with me.” God says to Abram at 75, “Abram, you have been waiting for 75 years and guess what? I am going to give you a son.”
From the time he was 75, 25 years go by and Abram still is waiting. He is walking around saying, “My name is Abram. I am the exalted father. I was told I would be the father of many nations, but I am still the exalted father.” Nothing had happened for 25 years. For 25 years, Abram was walking around meditating on the exalted father. He is talking about, “I am the exalted father.” God shows up and says, “Abram, you have been talking about it long enough. Now you are going to be a father. Here is what I want you to do. I am going to change your name. From this time forward, I want you to walk around saying, ‘I am the father of many nations, I am the father of many nations.’”
So that is exactly what he did. Watch this. For 25 years, he is thinking about it. Then 9 months – just like that – it happens because he starts speaking about it. He starts talking about it. Meditating on it. See, if we can hold fast to the promise, and keep it big, guess what? We can be patient in our spirit. It takes time. While we are in God’s waiting room, waiting for the manifestation of it, we have to continue to confess, we have to continue to speak. You might be sick in body right now, believing God for healing. If the doctor sai you are sick, you just keep saying, “I am healed in Jesus’ name.” You might be barren in your womb. Wondering, “Can I have a child just like Sarah and Abraham?” Let me tell you something. You speak that word, if you are married that is. “I am pregnant,” full of faith. You have to be specific about this, these times. You don’t want to be pregnant without a husband. If you are waiting for that financial breakthrough, watch this. He is Jehovah Jireh. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like He is Jehovah Jireh. Sometimes it feels like He is Jehovah Gurah. He is not in my situation, but He is Jehovah Jireh. We have to remember this, guys.
Our ways aren’t His ways. Our thoughts aren’t His thoughts. He has an intentional way of making things come to pass in our life.
While you are in God’s waiting room, be patient. He will bring His promises to pass. He is faithful. If you are watching this right now and thinking, “I am just impatient. I need God to do something.” Here is what I am going to pray for you right now. God, I thank you that one of the fruits you have given us is the fruits of patience. While we are being patient, waiting for the promise, Lord, let us keep our minds and hearts connected to you so we can speak what is on the inside and release it on the outside.