Have you ever become so frustrated because you feel you have waited so long and so patiently for something that seems it will never come to pass?
You do know that technically you haven’t waited forever right? Smiles…( just kidding) But you feel you have. You became weary, and you feel you simply can not wait any longer, especially when you keep thinking about it and keep picturing yourself in it.
This happens to all of us, it is often part of the process we go through as we walk with God through seasons of waiting and as we hold fast to the promises we believe He wants to fulfill in our lives.
God rarely places dreams in our hearts one day and fulfils them the next. He begins by giving us a desire for something, but he rarely gives us the exact timing for when that desire will be fulfilled. There is always a preparation period, and it’s different for different people. I think we should trust God’s timing and enjoy the journey.
Do you still remember the story of Abram( later called Abraham)? Gen 15:1-5 tells the story of him and a promise he received from God. Abram had a very clear, definite word from God about his future. Speaking of a son for a very old Abram and his very old wife. God said, ” He who shall come from your own body shall be your heir”. Abram knew what God promised, and he knew his time was short as he considered his age and the fact that his wife was past the age of childbearing and was considered barren. He had a promise from God, but no word from God regarding when it would be nor take place. He had no choice but to have a seat in God’s waiting room.
This also applies to us. Do you have a dream? Do you have a burning desire to do something or change a situation but don’t seem to get a head way? Don’t give up.. Give it time. Remember once God speaks to us or shows us something, we can become consumed with it, If we are not careful. We can focus on it to the point we do not carry out our other responsibilities well or we become preoccupied and distracted by our dreams. Now, instead of becoming with the future and missing out on the blessings of every day between your promise and it’s fulfilment, please, just relax and give it time to come to pass.
Having a promise from God or a dream He has placed in our hearts is like being pregnant with what God has said. He has planted a seed in us, and we must enter a time of preparation. This time prepares us to handle the thing God has promised to give us or do for us. It is just like the birth of a child. First the seed is planted in the womb, then come nine months of waiting, and finally a baby is born. During those nine months, a lot takes place. As the seed goes through maturity, the mothers body goes through many changes in preparation to give birth. At the same time the parents prepare the necessary equipments and the home for the baby’s arrival.
Most of the activity that goes on inside an expectant mother is not visible to the natural eye but the belly is evident to all. The same with our dreams, the moment we realise that we have a dream, passion or desire. It may seem as though nothing is happening but that doesn’t mean God doesn’t care.
His silence doesn’t mean NO!. He is busy preparing you to receive What He wants to give you. God does some of his best works in secrets and He takes pleasure in surprising his children.
Be patient, stay faithful, hold on to that dream, follow it, keep it alive and remember God’s timing rarely matches our timing and He is much more interested in the long term.

Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talks,, and Mental Wellness Society International. She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation.

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