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Romans 8:25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

There are so many promises God has for us and a lot of us want them all immediately. God operates in wisdom and it would be unwise to give a maturing believer every promise at once. We would destroy ourselves and potentially forsake God. We must be patient and practice contentment.

Let’s be patient with ourselves. We’re still naturally maturing. We have to give ourselves time to grow in wisdom. It would make no sense for God to give us $1,000,000 if we’re still making bad investments with $100.

Secondly, we’re still spiritually maturing. In our maturing process, we should ask ourselves, why we want these promises. Is it so that we can boast about having the best? Or, is it so that we can have resources to impact the lives of others? We can do both, but if our motive is to boast, we still have some maturing to do.

Finally, be patient with God’s timing. When God blesses us, He has more on His mind than us. The timing of our manifested blessing will not only impact our lives but it could impact someone else at the same time.

Don’t be anxious. Be patient and continue to prepare yourselves for the expected promises of God.

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