I have met so many women who are masters at playing the "waiting game". They are forever waiting on something to happen. Not only are they waiting, they are using their bibles to enable their lack of motivation and drive. Growing up, we were taught to place unprecedented importance on anything dealing with our religion. Well, times-a-changing and so are people's credibility. I can't deal.
Are you waiting on God...or a magician?
Scenario 1- I've been waiting on Mr. Right for over five years now. My routine includes going to work and home each day...I don't have time to be busy with the devils entertainment. I'm a faithful Christian. I'm at church every Sunday and twice during the week.
Okay, so you don't put yourself out there to meet anyone new. If you haven't met anyone at church in five years, chances are you won't this year either. You're basically asking God to throw a man in front of your car...on the interstate...on your way home. Hmmm, God or Magician?
Scenario 2- You haven't invested the time or the work into accomplishing your career goals but you just KNOW God is going to work that right on out for you.
You basically want to sit in front of your TV every night watching Joseline and "Stebbie J" act a fool, refuse to focus on the things you should be doing...yet still wait on God Almighty to pass that test you haven't studied for, or pull off that job promotion you haven't earned.
Scenario 3- Simply put...."I'm praying about it."
Whether it's to win, lose or draw...you're praying. That's all good. We're all praying, but some of us are actually using the talents and good sense God gave us to make things happen...while we pray.
Basically, if your actions don't match your words, I will continually and un-apologetically give you the side eye. You can throw out any of the following words (Pray, God, Hallelujah, Jesus, etc) and I promise you I will still be unmoved. If you were to learn how to make fairy dust appear while you are talking, I might let out a gasp...but that's about it.
Let's use the teachings of the bible to better our lives. Let us not use the teachings, nor the terms, as a persuasive device to mask our own personal fears and shortcomings. I'm convinced that God is waiting to give us what we desire, but we have to meet Him half way. Some things cannot be explained, and God has a way of intervening at just the right time. He's ready to flex His muscles, but we have to put ourselves in the position to be open and ready for those blessings.
~Originally published August 9, 2012