Waiting on God

I was doing some research deep in the archives of the orginal incarnation of this blog, and I came across this post which I wrote back in June of 2012.

After my 3 AM Wake-Up Call experience, I thought it particularly relevant.

I offer it to you today –

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Waiting on God

Are you waiting on God?

Have you been waiting on him to come through for you? Waiting for him to give you some big supernatural sign of what it is your supposed to do with your life? Waiting for him to open the doors of opportunity and usher you in?

Are you angry, or possibly disheartened, because it seems like he’s not doing anything for you? Or, are you complacent because you think that his lack of intervention in your life is a sign that you aren’t meant for anything more? That good enough is good enough?

Well I’m sorry, but I don’t think that’s how God operates.

Consider this –

God has already come through for you.

He created you in his own image. He put you on earth at the greatest time of human achievement and opportunity the world has ever known. He filled your heart and mind with lofty dreams and desires. He packed you with more talent and potential than you can ever hope to realize. He equipped you with the ability to do the work you were put here to do. He gave you the power of thought and the ability to make decisions.  And then he went right ahead and gave you the the ability to act on those decisions.

What more could you and I possibly ask for?

Do you remember The Parable of the Talents?

Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master’s money.

After a long time, the master of those servants returned and settled accounts with them. The man who had received the five talents brought the other five. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with five talents. See, I have gained five more.”

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

The man with the two talents also came. “Master,” he said, “you entrusted me with two talents; see, I have gained two more.”

His master replied, “Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!”

Then the man who had received the one talent came. “Master,” he said, “I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you.”

His master replied, “You wicked, lazy servant! So you knew that I harvest where I have not sown and gather where I have not scattered seed? Well then, you should have put my money on deposit with the bankers, so that when I returned I would have received it back with interest.

“Take the talent from him and give it to the one who has the ten talents. For everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him. And throw that worthless servant outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”
– Matthew 25:14-30 (NIV)

Is it God’s fault that you choose to bury you talents (read: dreams, desires, talent, potential, ability, and freedom)? Not a chance! You, and you alone, are responsible.

If you’re blaming God – Stop!

If you’re waiting on God – Get busy!

God’s done his part. Now it’s your turn.

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