Earlier on this week, I noticed a long queue in front of a shop in Bluewater shopping mall that was quite unusual. I got thinking and couldn’t work out why people would be standing in a very long queue from both sides of the entrance to one shop. I personally concluded that maybe there was a security issue and people were directed outside the shop. I looked as we got closer and realised that there also were people inside the shop. My curiosity got the better of me and I walked up to one of the people wearing the shop uniform to find out what was going on – I wondered if I had missed something in the news. It was an Apple shop!

As I got to the attendant, I asked the gentleman what was going on, to which he responded; ‘the wait is almost over’. He believed that would mean something to me, but it surely didn’t as I wasn’t waiting for anything the shop had to offer. I pressed him for further information and he said another ‘iPhone will be released within the hour and all the people that want to get their hands on it first are the ones queueing up in front of the shop.’ I was surprised! I asked if they were going to get it for free – to which he smirked and said –‘ even I a staff member don’t get it for free!’ Then I asked if it was going to be recalled right after the release – he said no; people just want to be the first to get theirs. 

I thought, you mean all these people left their offices and daily tasks to drive all the way to this shopping mall to queue up to get a phone which has been released and will be out from that day forward? It didn’t make sense to me; but it surely made sense to the people that were in the queue. They had a reason to do what they were doing. It however doesn’t matter what you and I think; a wait is a wait. Waiting for something could be very emotionally and psychologically draining and when the wait is over; such joy, gladness, relief and much more we have to celebrate.

As I thought of the issue of waiting and receiving what we have been waiting for, I remembered the scripture that encourages us in the time of our waiting

‘I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living! Wait for the LORD; be strong and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!’ Psalm 27:13-14

My old discipleship teacher used to say; ‘wait’ is an anointed word because it is tough to do but there is always a reward in waiting. When you wait for the Lord and what He has promised you, the joy of receiving the promised blessing is indescribable; so I will encourage you not to quit waiting for what the Lord has promised you; because He will come through for you at the appointed time.

You wouldn’t even need to queue up for what He has promised you; He will bring it your way, and many will rejoice with you.

If you are feeling weary, I join my faith with yours and pray for strength from above as you wait in Jesus name. I trust God along with you for the word He has given you. Don’t forget to share your testimony of victory with me.

God is on your side!

4 replies on “THE WAIT IS ALMOST OVER”

An amazing message, this beautiful messages encourage me a lot at this moment of my life.
I pray to God Almighty to give me the grace to wait upon him.
Many thanks ma, and May God bless you always.

I’ve been learning to understand how God speaks to me & this platform is one way.

Over the past 19days, I’ve been anxiously praying & waiting for a solution to one of the challenges I’m currently experiencing in my life. Throughout this entire time, Pastor Bola’s message has been speaking to me in one way or another but I received her email by 16:59 today & less than 2 hours later (18:09); I received a text message delivering the answer to what I’d been waiting for.

My default reaction would be to delete after reading the email and I would not normally leave any comments since I’m a very private person but I feel obligated to write this.

Reading my write-up above, it sounds very plain but this is a profound experience for me because of the painful physical & emotional suffering I’ve been through within these few 19days.

WOW! All glory to God
He is faithful indeed and will keep you; perfecting all that concerns you in Jesus name
Thank you for sharing!

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