Friends, Him making you wait is not in vain. He could click His fingers and give you whatever you wished, but He's not a genie. He desires a relationship with you that runs so smoothly that one day, when all of it, or some of it goes away, you won't leave with those things instead of staying with the One who created them.
How sad would it be if you had a friend who you were good to, but then the one time you said ‘no’ to something they left you and never spoke to you again?
You’d feel used, and God doesn’t want to feel used.
He wants you to understand that Him alone is sufficient and enough for you.
The wait won’t be in vain.
Like the story, we see that the Israelites’ true character was revealed and needed to change (the story can be found in Exodus 32). We saw that what was really happening behind the scenes was God dictating the 10 Commandments to Moses to give His people.
We see that these are the 10 Commandments that began something so valuable and foundational. It had to occur so that the Son of Man could come and complete and fulfill it in its entirety. We are so carnal and can’t attain what was brought to us (the law), but the Maker loved (and still loves) us that He wants it to be possible; He wants it to be possible to fulfill His commands, to receive His promises, to reach Him, and to fellowship with Him.
A foundational and monumental act that changed eternity all happened, in the waiting.
How are you going to choose to wait? Are you going to choose to wait for God’s foundational and monumental gifts? Or are you going to beg for cheap substitute figures?
P.s. After writing this post, I saw some other mountains, and I could see their tops. The clouds had finally cleared, and I assure you friend, so will yours.