Thursday, 11 March 2021
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” – Isaiah 40:31 KJV
Impatience is the enemy of faith. The inability or unwillingness to wait on GOD through the crucible of time. It’s the flesh that births impatience. It’s the need to reason out or make sense of the Word or things of GOD. The flesh cannot understand or please the LORD, it’s impossible. So while we wait we require only to believe in the stead of (common) sense. Sense cannot make sense of the word of God because the Word is spiritual. Some tried and racked their own lives, promises, and destinies.
Saul totally destroyed himself when he grew impatient waiting for Samuel, the prophet of God, by offering unlawful sacrifice to the LORD. He failed to obey the word to wait. It was a simple enough instruction, he only had to wait. But Saul reasoned himself out of the word, will, and purpose of God. His impatience, or more aptly his flesh, cost him everything. He lost it all. Again, the flesh cannot understand or please GOD. Waiting on GOD is the most foolish thing in the sense realm, yet the most beneficial in the spirit. While we wait we’re being revived, energized, edified, and exhorted. We grow more in faith and into Christlikeness.
Impatience or the flesh is the enemy of our faith. This is no more typified than in the life of Abram and his wife, Sarai. The wisdom of the flesh raised itself against the foolishness of faith. Sarai reasoned by common sense and entreated Abram to lie with her maid, Hagar. The man of faith gave in to the flesh and produced a physical result rejected by GOD from the covenant of promise. Their impatience gave birth to flesh and bondage, not Spirit and freedom as anticipated by GOD. The flesh is enmity against GOD, so is everything we do and produce out of impatience.
Only faith pleases GOD, and so is what we do in faith and out of faith, like waiting on the LORD by faith. Rushing in unbelief has great ruin as opposed to the manifold blessing of waiting patiently for the LORD. It seems like the psalmist was hard-pressed to adequately illustrate the fact when he said, “Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalms 27:14.
Rushing in unbelief has great ruin as opposed to the manifold blessing of waiting patiently for the LORD