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I'm Waiting Lord, I Really Am

By Cathy Irvin

Ever felt like you had been patient but it seemed like too much time had passed? We tend to think that God has forgotten the desires of our hearts, but we need to remember that He has it all under control. There are certain questions that should be considered during this waiting period.

1. Are we ready?
2. Have we been pruned enough for the task?
3. Is it the timing of the Lord?

This third question is extremely vital, because if we are not prepared and go ahead of God’s timing, our ministry will not succeed. There are purposes that God has ordained for us to accomplish.

Each person has been called of God and has a purpose and a destiny in God's kingdom. For some, it is in the public eye. For others, it is behind the scenes. It may be a leadership position or in the ministry of helps. You can have more than one talent or gift, but there lies in each of us a passion for something. We may know what we are to do, or we may still be in that seeking mode. Our heart’s cry might be one of the two following questions:

1."Lord what do You want me to do? I am waiting for You to let me know Your plan.”
2."Lord, when can I do what You've called me do? I'm ready.”

If you've been a Christian for a while, you are more than likely asking the latter question.

I saw the movie Seabiscuit about a horse that was groomed for racing. As the underdog in professional horse racing, Seabiscuit was smaller than a lot of other racehorses, but he loved to run. Though he experienced setbacks, he kept going until an injury temporarily kept him out of the race. That’s when he had to take time to heal.

We must have a time to grow and to heal from our past hurts or wounds, also. There will be a point when we are ready to be released into doing the thing God destined for us to do. We will find ourselves flowing in our giftings, and reaching out to minister to those who are hurting and are without hope.

In Isaiah 61:1-3, it says:

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn, to console those who mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

God will send us out when it is His time, so we must be patient and wait for the season.

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Cathy Irvin authored well over 50 Devotions for CBN over three decades where she served the Lord Jesus Christ at the Christian Broadcasting Network. Cathy loved telling stories and glorifying God in all that she did. On December 16, 2011, Cathy left this earthly dwelling to take up residence in the dwelling prepared for her in Heaven. Her Devotions minister with love and truth.

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