Chapter 4: While You Wait

I believe that as Hannah waited on the Lord with expectancy, God was molding a jewel in her. He was molding her for the task of birthing one of the greatest prophets in the Old Testament who would later anoint the greatest leader in Israel’s history—King David. While she waited, Hannah’s heart had to meet a condition. If God had blessed her with a son early on in her marriage, it would have been hard, probably, for her to have given the child back unto the Lord. She couldn’t put her desire for a child above her love and devotion to the Lord. When she went the temple on that special day and made her vow to the Lord, that if the He would bless her with a son, that he would be dedicated unto the Lord for life. That is huge! Ultimately, our desires have to match up with God’s desires. We should want what the Father wants. We as women of God should not just desire a husband for the sake of having one, but we should desire to be the godly help mates that God has called us to be to walk by the side of the priest God has for us. We should desire to be excellent godly wives and mothers who raise godly children that God can get glory from and He can use in the kingdom. Once, Hannah’s heart met that condition (and once our hearts do the same) we will see the Lord move on our behalf.

The Lord had used Hannah, a special vessel, to birth yet another special vessel! My sisters, be encouraged! Allow God to mold patience, kindness, gracefulness, strength and all that God needs to do in you during this time. Then, your future husband will truly reap the benefit of that “good thing” that the Lord has deposited in you and do what? Obtain favor from the Lord because of you! That get’s me excited right there! The scriptures promise us that the Lord truly is good to those who wait (Lamentations 3:25).

What is the Lord molding in you during your waiting season? What gifts has He deposited in you that need to be birthed before God promotes you to the new season of marriage? In hindsight, I realize that my waiting period, though I am still in it now, is my preparation season. In addition to molding be to be a leader to my peers on campus through campus ministry and in the college dorms, the Lord led me to a ministry where my leaders where able to pull out of me the gifts of dance, song and teaching. I never thought in a million years that God would ever consider me to dance before Him, teach others His Word, or lead songs of worship before Him.

However, if I had been wrapped up in a wrong relationship or “putting my life on hold” while a husband came along, I would have completely missed all the Lord intended to do in and through my life during this season and I am forever grateful. He knows the plans that He has for us. He knew the plan that He had for Hannah. Hannah did not put her life on hold, waiting on a baby to be born. She continued to serve the Lord faithfully. She willingly accepted Immanuel’s timing. What dreams or gifts has the Lord deposited in you? What are doing while you wait?

On July 28th, 2010, posted in: Blog by Larissa
5 Responses to Chapter 4: While You Wait
  1. OMG! I struggled for a while about why I desired a husband. I remember when God confronted me about why I wanted a husband- and I kinda choked because I knew that my reasons weren’t necessarily his reasons. (holla if you hear me! lol) But I truly thank God that he has taken me through the fire and refined my heart and its desires. So, just like you said Larissa, I desire to be a help mate who will walk alongside my husband as we fulfill God’s destiny for our life. (I use the word “life” instead of “lives” because we will be one life)

    Love you Larissa and keep it comin cause Im lovin it!!

  2. Thank you for the encouragment, Rickyia! Love you right back!

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