Psalm 84:11 (NIV) For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
I believe that not settling and learning to wait on God go hand in hand. In order not to settle we have to be willing to wait on God and trust Him to work things out for us and provide what it is we need. He will bestow favor and honor upon us, according to this truth in Psalm 84. We can often be tempted to rush and get things done in our own strength just so we can feel a sense of security within ourselves. However, true lasting security only comes from God. He is the One who knows what is best for us. He is the One who faithfully watches over us each day.
Waiting on God can be a true test of our faith, especially if we feel anxious and want answers fast. I’m learning that waiting on God is an important part of learning more about His character and His ways. It also gives us the opportunity to grow in godly character, because as we study the ways of the Master and apply it to our lives, we become more like Him.
I’m not sure what you are waiting on God for, but rather it seems within your reach or out of your reach, just keep trusting Him to provide. Don’t settle for less than. Don’t be in a hurry to patch things up and take care of yourself. If it’s beyond your control to change things, be patient and wait for God. He does hear your cry.
Psalm 40:1 (NIV) For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Your Word says that when we wait on you, you will renew our strength (Isaiah 40:31). Help us to wait with expectancy knowing you will answer us and work things out in your time. Please help us not to let fear drive us to act outside of your will and settle for less than what you want us to have. Thank you Holy Spirit for guiding us.
In the name of Jesus. Amen.