Ah, the ‘W’ word. “WAIT!”
Most times, we hear it and we cringe, because it means that something that we
feel we need right now, is not available for us right now. Many of us would
love it if we told God to JUMP and He didn’t even bother to ask us “How high?”
because He was already ‘programmed’ to know what we want and to give it to us,
no questions asked! Hahaha! 😃😃
Thankfully, God is NOT like that. Because He is a good God, He allows His children to WAIT; wait on answers to prayers, wait on fulfillment of desires and dreams. 🔥 .
Waiting is not punishment; it is part of God being good, because if we got everything we thought we needed immediately, we would destroy ourselves. BUT while we are waiting on God, what should we be doing?
One of the most frustrating things for any praying person is praying but getting no results. The primary reason that we do not get results when we pray is because we “ask amiss”, like the Bible puts it in James 4:3, for we ask for things that are outside of God’s will for us. BIG MISTAKE! 😔😔 .
Do you know that God promises that for those who ask in line with His will and purpose, they WILL receive what they ask? So the first thing you should be doing while you are waiting on God for answers to your prayers is to continue to confirm that your prayers are aligned with His will for your life. 🙏🏽🙏🏽 .
“How in the world would I know what His will for my life is Coach Toyin?!” you may be asking. Sigh … well, Friend, that’s a whole ‘nother set of B.O.O.M Tips for another week. But just trust me when I say that God is super eager for you to discover and walk in His will for your life. He isn’t hiding His will coyly so that you can be a ball of frustration in your little corner of the earth! To know and pray in line with the will of God, you need to cultivate a lifestyle of growing closer to God, and as you grow closer to Him, you begin to hear and recognise His voice, and you get insights into His heart and mind for you, and for the world. ❤❤
Let me leave it at that for today. Circle back on Friday to get #coachtoyinsboomtip2 on what to do while you are waiting on God to answer your prayers. 🙏🏽
SET THE STAGE
As long as you have confirmed that your prayers are aligned with God’s will for your life (see Wednesday’s #coachtoyinsboomtip), then while waiting on God to answer your prayers, follow instructions. 👉🏼 .
My personal experience is that even before God gives me the things I am trusting Him for, He often wants me to prepare my life, or should I say, make room and space in my life for those things. When I began trusting God regarding my work as a Christian Transformation Coach, long before anything materialised, the Lord instructed me to begin to make moves to ‘prepare my life’ and ‘prepare the framework’ within which the ministry would operate. I obeyed, and I began doing stuff like creating websites, setting up social media accounts, buying a professional camera for videos … as in, this was before I even knew what my new title in ministry would be! The Lord instructed me to set the stage for what I was trusting Him to do in my life – what I had confirmed was His will for me – and I obeyed. And in His time, He came and continues to come in to fill the ‘stage’ that I have set. ❤
So Friend, while you wait on God to answer our prayers, and after you have confirmed that your prayers are aligned with His will, set the stage; prepare your life to receive and exhibit what you are trusting God for. ✌
Ahhhh this one is soooo critical! Live Friend, Live! I know what it is like to feel like if only God would just give you “this one thing” that you believe would fix every single issue in your life… and so you put your whole life on hold waiting for ‘this one thing’ to be fixed…and while you are doing all this waiting, life is passing you by, golden opportunities are slipping through your fingers, experiences are left untapped. 😞
No! While you are waiting on God, LIVE! Explore the other wonderful blessings that God has given you. Identify and maximise the many lovely experiences that He has exposed you to. Invest yourself in friendships, professional and educational opportunities, your relationship with God, your relationship with yourself, your journey of transformation into the person God has called you to be. Travel! Settle down! Invest in property! Get involved in a charity! Serve in church! Meet the needs that you see in the lives o people around you. LIVE! 💪🏼
Life is not a dress rehearsal. This is it. Do not say you are waiting on God and so therefore, everything else must wait too. No.
I trust that this week’s #coachtoyinsboomtips ‘got you in your feelings’ 😉 If there’s anything that I said that you would like me to help you to apply, please DM me. I have programs and tools to help you with these things. Blessings! ❤
As always, I end this by saying, I am Coach Toyin, fully convicted by my own words and very much still under construction in the hands of the Father.