When you receive a promise from God, He will always require patience on your part before you see the promise come to pass. If you don’t have patience, then it’s going to be difficult for you to endure the lengthy process of waiting on God. With the help of God, you can develop patience on the way to your promise.
While you’re waiting on God, many things are happening. You’re praying, you’re watching, you’re listening, you’re being stretched and strengthened in your faith as you expect great things from God. There will even be times when you’re tempted to give up on the promise. Disappointment and discouragement will come, but the prophet Habukkuk encourages us, “though the vision tarries, wait for it, for it will surely come.”
Growing in intimacy with your Father in Heaven is inevitable as you continue in prayer, thanking your Father and rejoicing in the fact that not one of His promises has ever failed. You can be vulnerable with Him and trust that He knows what He is doing, no matter how your circumstances appear.
While you’re waiting on God, allow Him to do a work in your heart. He may show you things that need to be changed, renewed, removed or replaced with something better. When you finally get what you’ve been waiting for, you won’t be the same person that you were at the beginning. Though the wilderness can be hard to bear for a time and a season, it will all be forgotten when His promise is fulfilled.