Have you ever thought about how many years Jesus had of waiting that were not recorded in the bible? We learn of His life like they do in the movies. This great event happens (His birth), cut ahead to about 12 years old and we get a little snippit of His life when he was ready to get the ball rolling (Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” Luke 2:49), and then on to adulthood with His teachings of the New Covenant along with His greatest sacrifice of all. So, what else happened. With all this “cut to the chase”, what was going on the rest of the time? We don’t know what happened but we do know those many years did happen. For Jesus, that time didn’t go by like the flip of the page. He lived it. In real time. I can imagine it was a long time of waiting with its own ordinary business to endure. He knew who He was that whole time and knew what He was here to do. Yet, He waited and He grew. So, when you feel you are in a long, long season of waiting on the LORD…remember that Jesus had that season, too. Take His example and grow in the waiting so you will be ready when the time comes. We all have a purpose. Every season has purpose. It all goes hand in hand.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: