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!

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