Waiting On God Doesn’t Mean You Do Nothing

When you are in a time of waiting on God – Do what you know to do today. Take initiative towards change you know you should or hope to make.

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Inactivity rarely produces anything. If you are in a time of waiting – even waiting on God – that doesn’t always mean there is nothing for you to do.

In John 2:4, Jesus said, “My time has not yet come”. He was in a time of waiting, yet He continued to act on what He could do. He continued carrying out His Father’s work as He was sent to do.

When you are in a time of waiting on God – Do what you know to do today. 
Take initiative towards change you know you should or hope to make.

If you’re waiting for a new career opportunity, for example, polish up your resume, make some networking connections, take a class to develop new skills, or read books in the field in which you hope to explore or grow.

But don’t do nothing.

In Joshua 3, the priests had to get in the water before it started to part. You may have to get “in the water” first, before you start to see results.

Nehemiah 4:9 says, But we prayed to our God and posted a guard day and night…” They were depending on God, but they did what they knew made sense to do at the time.

I am not suggesting you try to force things, especially when you are waiting on God. Plus, a good season of wait develops patience and character, but often when I do what I already know to do the destination becomes clearer to me, God unfolds a next step, and I feel I am at least making some progress.

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Ron Edmondson
Ron Edmondson is a pastor and church leader passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life. Ron has over 20 years business experience, mostly as a self-employed business owner, and he's been helping church grow vocationally for over 10 years.