God moves in His own time and so does the rest of the world. With our society saying get it now, it can be hard to wait with a great attitude. I know I've done my fair share of waiting. God has yet to disappoint me. It has all been for my good.
If I take shortcuts to prematurely end waiting, it can be disastrous. Imagine if Jesus took Satan up on his offer to give Him all the kingdoms of earth if Jesus would just bow down to him? I shudder at the thought.
Some points on waiting:
Waiting causes anticipation, heighten pleasure. A unopened present or letter on your birthday. Your husband planning a special date and doesn't give you the details until your on it. Just think of how children know something is going to happen and how much they look forward to it.
Waiting can be a protection. God's timing is perfect. If I trudge ahead in my own time, I may find myself over my head. Kat waiting for me to walk her across the street or through a parking lot protects her from coming cars.
Having a good attitude while waiting is a supernatural gift from God. I resist my natural response to have what I want right now. Life Principle: I will not forfeit the promises God has for me with the compromise of pleasure today.