reply to post by Jameliel
How does patience apply when waiting on answers or actions from Father/God?
That answer has so many variables. Father could be holding word/action based on his tests. He could await for you to pass a milestone, such as a
date, meeting someone, or visiting a place where others are not around. Or, it could be something simple as you realizing something on your own, (not
solely on self, sometimes he places ideas/thoughts there, but is waiting for you to bring it to the surface).
After said thing has been met, then he will give what is needed. In doing this, faith is made stronger.
At what point do we know we wait in vain, or that we need to take actions of our own?
I have watched many, and to date, I have not seen one fall away because of them not getting the answer/word by a certain time frame.
For instance, you apply for a certain job, and Father gives you word that you will get said job. But, two weeks have passed, and you hear nothing
from the job. So, you move onto another employment that hires you right away. But, come to find out, the original job just wanted you to call them
back and you would have gotten hired. Their basis for this, is that they wanted to see who really wanted the job and takes the initiative to go
beyond what others would normally do.
Does that make Father a liar, not at all. But, he told you, that you needed to call said job, but you did not call them, because you thought it was
your own mind.
Maybe, Father is just waiting on you to do something, that he has given to you on the inside, and not via other means.
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