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Stay On The Line….

Sooooo…the other day, I called T-Mobile (I was having problems with my cell phone internet) and the representative wasn’t very helpful so I asked to speak with someone else. Well, he said, “please hold while I transfer you”, and then, of course, he transferred me. I was on hold for a minute and really wanted to hang up but I didn’t, I waited (please pat me on the back!). My point??? Well…glad you wondered…. Often, when we are “put on hold” for too long, we hang up…we disconnect our call…especially if it’s a personal, non customer service call. We get tired of waiting…impatient…agitated. Our disgust grows as we wonder how in the world someone could think it’s okay to keep us holding that long and and what in the universe could they possibly be doing. If you’re anything like me, you have an allotted amount of SECONDS that you are willing to hold before hanging up. And you know what??? It’s understandable (hey…I don’t like being on hold either) especially if you’ve been on hold waiting for customer service for longer than 17 minute.

The problem with our “limited hold time” is that we often treat God the same way and that won’t get us ANYWHERE! We treat Him like a customer service representative or even worse, one of our friends that has had us on hold 3 seconds too long. Our impatience is magnified in our waiting season and we are tempted to just “hang up”…walk away…do things on our own. But I admonish you to “stay on the line”…just a while longer. You see…once Jesus answers your call, you will know why it took so long to be transferred. Isaiah 40:31 says “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Psalms 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” Psalms 59:9 says, “Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.” Psalms 37:9 says, For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth.” Micah 7:7 says, “Therefore I will look unto the Lord, I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.” As you can see, waiting on the Lord comes with benefits! He renews our strength. He strengthens our hearts He is our defense. We inherit the earth. God hears us! And these are only a few scriptures on waiting. Just think…there are countless benefits and privileges that come to us if we just “stay on the line!” #pleasedonthangup

P.S…these are just benefits God provides as we wait…this does not even begin to include what He gives when the waiting is over…!!! #holdon

Ms. A.M.White

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