Habakkuk 2:3 “For the revelation awaits an appointment time, it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”

As there is a saying “there is no progress without a process“.  Waiting always carries the potential to change an individual. When we hear from God to wait for a specific matter, it is more effective if we make use of that time to focus more on God, rather than on an answer. This way we can build a more intimate relationship with Him.

Last year, when I had to stay alone in Manipal for a few weeks, in the absence of my guardians and without any updates on my travel to my home in Bahrain, I set an objective in this ‘waiting period’ – I wanted to have a closer and more beautiful relationship with my Heavenly Father every day while I waited. In this period I was able to acknowledge two major things- Firstly, His goodness towards me in this season, and secondly was learning to let go of things that were not mine to control. 

This period was the most fruitful and the most exciting, compared to the previous year of my active life in Manipal when I had nothing to wait for. It was in this time that I was able to see a lot of change in my perspectives of God and myself. I found myself now able to ‘be still and know’ that He is God, solely because of the relationship I was building with my Heavenly Father. I was able to trust Him more, rely on Him more, and simply, need Him more. At the end of my waiting period, I was able to leave Manipal and meet my parents and enjoy all the things that I had been looking forward to. Yet, now that I have reached the place that I had been waiting for, I still feel that the ‘waiting period’ has been one of the most fruitful times I have had in a while. In many ways, the fruit of my waiting was not my ticket back home, it was in how further along I have come in my walk with Jesus. 

If you’re in a ‘waiting period’ or headed for one, I would encourage you to get excited because you’re about to witness something great about your Father in heaven. You will become a testimony at the end of the waiting period, no matter where you are placed and no matter how fast or slow you are paced. So, build for yourself an intimate relationship with God and enjoy His presence through the journey. Always remember if God tells you to wait, He has set an amazing gift for you. Trust His timings because His plans are better than our thoughts!

Habakkuk 1:5 “Look at the nations and watch and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if you were told.”

Our guest author for the week is Vidhya Jacob, a charismatic and lively member of our church in Manipal. At 19, She is one of the youngest members in the church and we are so inspired by her passion for God in her forming years.

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