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are you waiting for in 2008?
Mo. — Are you praying for God to issue you new marching orders in
2008? Perhaps you sense a change is coming but you don’t know what it is. You
simply long for God to make His way clear to you and bring an end to your
waiting game. If that describes your circumstance, please know you are not
are principles to ensure you don’t just tread water while waiting on the Lord’s
Remain persistent in prayer. Breakthroughs come through fasting, daily prayer
and Bible reading.
Don’t be afraid to engage in candid conversation with God. But be wary of
sharing your frustrations with too many people, especially those who haven’t
learned to tame the tongue.
Consider yourself a servant-in-training and take advantage of the ministry
opportunities God places before you where you are. No task should be viewed as
too big or too small.
Remember that waiting on God isn’t an excuse for not working for God.
Remain faithful to your current responsibilities. Don’t become so preoccupied
with your future that you neglect today’s obligations.
Do not be in a hurry. Let God open doors at the right time. Making a move at
the wrong time will only lead to unnecessary hardship.
If you don’t have clarity, don’t move in a direction that may prove to be the
wrong one. That will only cost you precious time if you’re forced to retrace
your steps. Faith is hearing from God and stepping out. Presumption is stepping
out and hoping God is going before you.
Seek the counsel of a godly pastor or senior adult. God confirms His plans for
us in prayer, by His Word and through others. Senior adults have a wealth of
experience and wisdom to offer. Tap into that database of knowledge when facing
If you make a mistake, embrace God’s mercy and grace and ask Him to help you
get on the right path.
Remind yourself that God is more concerned about your spiritual growth and
obedience today than He is your geographic location or job title tomorrow.
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