Here’s an excellent article by Chris Glazier:
It is one of the things that I find so difficult to endure. God’s callings and promises to us don’t always happen immediately. Ask Joseph or David. Also Paul waited 9 years or so before he really became the Apostle to the Gentiles.
Sometimes the wait in my life has been long enough that I begin to question whether it was God in the first place.
God seems to put those that he really loves and destines for ministry through a ‘waiting game’ at times but it should actually be understood as a process for increasing faith, maturity, and perseverance.
Glazier lists Romans 5:3-5 as the relevant scripture for this ‘waiting principle’:
“We also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us” (NKJV).
Collectively, quite a number of Christians in the US have been praying and seeking Revival. The words have multiplied in the last few years that a new awakening was coming soon.
One of the hardest things in the prophetic is the timing. To those receiving the word, it always seems like it is a done deal and will happen immediately. Then the months and years pile on and we are left to realize that God’s timing and understanding of ‘soon’ is far different than ours. *Top