One of the reasons we struggle so much with the process of waiting on God’s timing is because we embrace the false notion that while we’re waiting, nothing is happening. But God is an active God, always on the move. That’s why it’s important to work while you wait.
And by work, I don’t mean you should clock extra hours on the job. I mean you should use your time in waiting to work on you.
Paul told us in the book of Ephesians that we should be “redeeming the time,” (5:16 KJV) or as another translation puts it, “Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days.” (5:16 NLT)
And by evil, Paul isn’t referring to the days being bad, but rather as being short and fleeting.
Time is limited and the clock is always running down, so while you’re waiting on God to answer one prayer or open one door, it’s imperative that you focus your energy on intentionally growing personally and spiritually. And that means taking next steps, sharing your story, praying faithfully, and diving deeper into your relationships with God and others.
I believe that God is always at work in, around, and through you. He graciously invites you to join him in that work, even while you wait on his perfect timing.