Have you every ordered something from a catalog or a store and got the response that the item was on backorder? When the item is on backorder that doesn't mean that you won't get what you have requested, it simply means that you can't get the item immediately and will have to wait until the backorder is filled.
Sometimes we don't want to wait for the backorder to be filled and so we settle for another item (do you see where this is going?). Then when get the substituted item and are asked about it, we often reply, it's ok but it's not really what I wanted. Why? I will tell you why, because, we weren't willing to wait for the backorder to be filled.
Are you waiting on some backorders to be filled in your life? Have you placed an order for a husband or wife, a job, financial blessing, a house, or maybe reconciliation with someone, salvation of a friend or family member, spiritual breakthrough, and still the answer hasn't come? Remember, it maybe delayed, but it's not denied. Wait on Him.
In times like these, it's important that we continue to keep our faith in the Lord and allow Him to fill the backorders. Sometimes we aren't ready for that which we have asked Him for, and God is using the time to get us ready. Yes, there are times we aren't ready to be blessed. Hard to believe, but it's true. God knows what He is doing...Wait on Him.
It's important that we trust the Lord to bring to past that which He has promised. It's important that we don't get impatient and settle for something less than what God wants us to have. God doesn't want His children to settle for anything, and then have to say, "it's ok but it's not really what I wanted". Wait on Him.
It's important that we ask God to crucify the impatience, the anxieties, worries, and the doubt in our lives and to give us a peace that passes all understanding so that we can wait on the promises of the Lord.
Now is the time for you to decide which person will you be. Will you be the one that will wait for the Lord to fulfill the backorder, or will you be the one that will settle for a substitute? Think about this, if we can wait for man to backfill a catalog order, surely we can wait on our Lord and Savior to give us the desires of our heart. Wait I say on the Lord to fill the backorders in your life.
May the Lord continue to bless you as you wait on Him.
Psa 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psa 37:4 -5 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psa 37:34 Wait on the Lord and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land;