Waiting on God can really put some mileage on our patience. However painfully uncomfortable, I am learning there is actually something happening while nothing is happening and that God uses waiting periods to change me. Isaiah 60:22 reminded me that, “When the time is right, I, the Lord, will make it happen!” God wants us to learn how to follow him and put down our demanding selves — to put in check that screaming child in us. One way he helps us do this is to say, “Wait.” That miserable, uncomfortable, sometimes painful waiting room is one of God’s most powerful tools that grow us and sets us free. Therefore, it’s incumbent upon us to embrace the power and blessings we receive when we relinquish our rights for control. By doing so, it unites and ignites our hearts to his and it increases our level of maturity and character that we will take with us into the future, and it enables us to enjoy the blessings that God prescribed for our lives even before the beginning of our lives.