Carey Lewis Devotions
Tuesday, March 30th, 2021
Tired Of Waiting?
Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
Who likes to wait? We're in the age of NOW.

A sad majority of performers (including notably gifted Christians) quit on their dreams and bury their talents...

Because they expected fast-track success in a field that requires lots of waiting. What if their big break was one day away?

SAD NOTE: Most of us hate to wait on others, but we're quite content to wait on ourselves.

We wait to begin a healthy diet.
We wait to break off unhealthy habits.
We wait to call on our hard-to-love kin.
We wait on sweet dreams to knock on our doors.
We wait on a perfect time... that won't come.

Then we busy ourselves with the wrong things, which makes us tired, cranky and frustrated.

Consider three things never worth the wait:

1) Don't wait on people for inspiration.

2) Don't wait on dates to line up perfectly.

3) Don't wait on money to replace your faith.

Instead, step up NOW, and while you're stepping...

Wait on God in eager expectation. He has the power to change everything. He delights in promoting His children, and His timing is never-fail perfect.

Once you know the only One worth the wait, all the leashes in your life start to break. Effortlessly, you start walking, running, and even flying to your destiny. You're renewed, refreshed, and revitalized. You feel like your hope has grown golden wings.

So you'll soar in this world and beyond it. You'll realize your highest potential. You'll shine like a city set on a hill.

In the meantime hints:

1) Sit in the front row.
2) Practice saying YES!
3) Put your hand up first.
4) Volunteer to help.
5) Embrace adventure.
6) Speak up for others.
7) Be unexpected.

## Tired Of Waiting?

NOTE: This is a 2021 update of a 2011 Carey Lewis Devotion. You may see notes to 'Actors, Models & Talent for Christ.' If you think you're not in show business, think again. Shakespeare said, 'All the world's a stage and all its men and women merely players. Mostly true. But you're not merely players. You are messengers and ambassadors for the King of kings.

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Tired Of Waiting? series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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