Wait for It

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The older I get, the faster life seems to rush by. We're all in a hurry to get somewhere, do something or speed through an experience.

While we may be in a hurry, God is not.

We live in a microwave generation and speed seems to matter more than quality. But God teaches us the importance of time spent waiting.

Effective leaders have learned to wait upon the Lord. Our strength is renewed as we wait. While leaders are required to be decisive, the call is not to be decisive, now.

The prophet Habakkuk taught us about the beauty of the wait. Habakkuk specifically demonstrated the importance of waiting with our eyes, (chapter 1) our standing (chapter 2) and in our kneeling (chapter 3).

God loves to teach patience to leaders. The labor and delivery of a new project will rarely arrive without a waiting room. 

After all, patience is a fruit of the Spirit.

"I will stand at my watch and station myself on the watchtower; and I will keep watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am reproved" (Hab. 2:1). 

Dr. Steve Greene is the publisher and executive vice president of the media group at Charisma Media and executive producer of the Charisma Podcast Network. His book, Love Leads: The Spiritual Connection Between Your Relationships and Productivity, is now available.

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