Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire comes, it is a tree of life. Pro 13:12
Many people in modern society have been raised without being taught to wait for anything. They were spoiled as children by parents and others who regularly gave into their demands in order to stop their begging or crying. As a result, we now live in a culture that thrives on instant gratification, whether it is food, money, sex, travel, fun, or achievement. Not only do they want everything and feel entitled to everything, they want it right now!
The scriptures themselves teach us that there is a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven, Eccl 3:1. In another place, scripture teaches us that He hath made every thing beautiful in his time Eccl 3:11. However, because of being impatient, many have done the right things in the wrong time and it has cost them their careers, marriage, family, money, even life. Only if they would believe the scriptures, they would know how God has prepared a destiny for an appointed time in their lives here and beyond.
Moreover, it is true that in life we get disappointed when what we hoped and planned fails to come through. As the opening scripture above says, hope deferred makes the heart sick, or sad. Nevertheless, knowing what God has in store for us, we ought to learn to wait for it. In our waiting, we must learn to delight in the Lord and he will give us the desires of our hearts, Ps 37:4. And when our desires come, they will be as a tree of life; they will be blessings or ventures, able to sustain our living and meet the needs of our lives.
Therefore, wait on the Lord. You do not have to rush into a mistake. God has prepared a destiny for you. If you are patient, you will live to see it fulfilled in your
life. God’s time is the best time, wait for it.
Dear Father in Heaven, I pray I commit my life to your plans. I pray I live to see your plans for my life fulfilled. In Jesus name, I pray amen.