We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to do everything for us. If God had intended for that, then he would not have given us a mind. Whatever you want in life, you must make up your mind to do it for yourself.— Marcus Garvey
Provocative Waiting On God quotations
Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life.
Waiting for God is not laziness. Waiting for God is not the abandonment of effort. Waiting for God means, first, activity under command; second, readiness for any new command that may come; third, the ability to do nothing until the command is given.
If honest of heart and uprightness before God were lacking or if I did not patiently wait on God for instruction, or if I preferred the counsel of my fellow-men to the declarations of the Word of God, I made great mistakes.
Do not set aside your happiness. Do not wait to be happy in the future. The best time to be happy is always now.
When faced with a decision, many people say they are waiting for God.
But I understand, in most cases, God is waiting for me.
The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.
Ah, afflicted one, your disabilities were meant to unite with God's enablings, your weakness to mate His power. God's grace is at hand -sufficent-- and at its best when human weakness is most profound. Appropriate it and learn that those who wait on God are stronger in their weakness than the sons of men in their stoutest health and vigor.
To trust God in the light is nothing, but to trust him in the dark, that is faith.
...I came to realize that God never shows us something we aren't ready to understand. Instead, He lets us see what we need to see, when we need to see it. He'll wait until our eyes and hearts are open to Him, and then when we're ready. He will plant our feet on the path that's best for us. . . but it's up to us to do the walking.
God is not a celestial prison warden jangling the keys on a bunch of lifers--he's a shepherd seeking for sheep, a woman searching for coins, a father waiting for his son.
Ah, I have kept Him waiting when I ought not, but He has waited even then.
Always waiting - so patient with my foolishness, my weakness, my fear. Our fellowship is with God, and fellowship is friendship, and friendship means that partnership which, on His part, is the accommodating of His strength to my weakness.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one's thoughts.
We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.
To talk with God, no breath is lost. Talk on! To walk with God, no strength is lost. Walk on! To wait on God, no time is lost. Wait on!
You must be willing to leave the life that you planned in order to find the one waiting for you.
Waiting is an exercise of faith that demonstrates the condition of our hearts.
Waiting on God is an act of faith. And faith is what separates the men from the boys.
When we surrender to His timing, He does mighty things in and for us, according to His will and His timing. God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.
I think Christians fail so often to get answers to their prayers because they do not wait long enough on God. They just drop down and say a few words, and then jump up and forget it and expect God to answer them. Such praying always reminds me of the small boy ringing his neighbor's door-bell, and then running away as fast as he can go.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
We are co-creators with God, not puppets on a string waiting for something to happen.
Don't wait for some miracle to be performed on you from without, lifting you above your fears and doubts and self-centeredness. You help God from within by turning in outgoing love to others, and miraculously your fears and doubts and self-centeredness will vanish. The miracle starts within, not from without.
Enrich your soul in the great goodness of God: The Father is your table, the Son is your food, and the Holy Spirit waits on you and then makes His dwelling in you.
Don't ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet.
Perhaps you will have to spend hours on your knees or upon your face before the throne. Never mind. Wait. God will do great things for you if you will wait for Him. Yield to Him. Cooperate with Him.
It is dangerous to be so busy that you have no time to wait on God.
True worship doesn't put on a show or make a fuss;
true worship isn't forced, isn't half-hearted, doesn't keep looking at its watch, doesn't worry what the person in the next pew is doing. True worship is open to God, adoring God, waiting for God, trusting God even in the dark.
So plant your own gardens and decorate your soul instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
God is waiting to be put to the test by His people in prayer.
He delights in being put to the test on His promises. It is His highest pleasure to answer prayer, to prove the reliability of His promises.
Its a call-to-action to rise from the dead and actually live.
Were born spiritually dead, and Im calling for everyone to become spiritually alive. Secondly, dont wait until later to live the way you were created. God created you to honor Him, find joy, and serve others. Dont sleep on that. Lastly, rise above the low expectations people have.
The only thing harder than waiting on God, is wishing that you had!
God sometimes removes people from your life to protect you. Don't run after them.
You can save a lot of time waiting on God.
You may be sitting around waiting for God to change your circumstances.
Then you’re going to be happy, then your’re going to have a good attitude, then you’re going to give God praise. But God is waiting on you to get up on the inside. When you do your part, He’ll begin to change things and work supernaturally in your life.
I had a God who knew my every desire.
He also knew how I would fall. And yet he was waiting on the other side of my failure and my shattered dreams with some dreams of his own.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
The Truth is that contentment is not found in having everything we think we want but in choosing to be satisfied with what God has already provided. The Truth is that those who insist on having their own way often end up with unnecessary heartache, while those who wait on the Lord always get His best.
If you're waiting with God, waiting is okay.
If you're always waiting on God, you'll be frustrated. God never seems to work at the speed that we want Him to.
To the individual believer indwelt by the Holy Spirit there is granted the direct impression of the Spirit of God on the spirit of man, imparting the knowledge of His will in matters of the smallest and greatest importance. This has to be sought and waited for.
God changes caterpillars into butterflies, sand into pearls and coal into diamonds using time and pressure. He's working on you too.
The great test of faith is to wait on God.
. . not expecting to push a button and get whatever we want now.
Don’t wait around waiting for God to do something that He’s already given you the power to do.
A lot of times, we're waiting for God to do what God is waiting for us to do.
What drives me mad in evangelical circles, including some young Reformed circles, is that there is often a sit-on-the-couch-and-wait-for-God-to-do-something mentality that is unbiblical and wicked. It's probably been true of every generation, but I can see it most clearly in the younger crowd. There seems to be so little war when it comes to sin.
I'm just waiting for God to tell me what to do, but whatever it is, I want to be doing something like I am doing now-serving God and helping people.