What does it mean to “Wait on God?” is a question people often ask. And I love to answer the query because it gives me a chance to differentiate between waiting on God and waiting on time.
To “wait on God,” does not mean to wait around on time. It’s not about being patient with God while minutes, hours and days pass with nothing happening that is positive and progressive. Waiting on God has nothing to do with waiting on time. Waiting on time is something the human mind does in its error or belief of lack.
Waiting on God is an activity of spiritual sense where there is an active conscious and clear cut understanding that all of God’s good is here and now. It’s an understanding that time does not have to pass before one can feel whole and complete. All of God’s good is here and now! There is no waiting of time involved to experience the fullness of God’s love and care.
To wait on God, means to wake up and see what you already have. It doesn’t require the passing of days to do this. If one is humble enough, it can happen instantly.
Jesus said, “Your Father knows what you need before you ask him” Matthew 6:8, NRSV. And because God is Love you can be assured that whatever you truly need has already been granted before you ask. The purpose of prayer is to open up thought and receive.
So, waiting on God is a good thing. It means you know your supply is coming from God, you are looking to God for it, and you are finding it—in the moment you are in. But never confuse waiting on time with waiting on God. You don’t need to wait on time to wait on God.
Yes, time may seem to pass while God’s plan is working out, but God’s plan is always perfect in the moment you’re in. You will not feel lack while the full plan is being revealed. You will have everything you need each step of the way. You will not be thinking, “Tomorrow will be better,” because you will already be experiencing the best today.
To wait on God is to accept the reality that all of God’s goodness is here and now in just the perfect form to ensure all is well with you. And that will be the case to your sense of things—if you’re waiting on God, and not waiting on time.