Beyond the Waiting Game

Finding Purpose in Life’s Pauses with Blessing Offor

We all hate to play the waiting game! Blessing Offor shared a different perspective on the nature of waiting and the growth it can bring to your spiritual growth in his conversation with Family Life Radio.

“While waiting is supposed to sharpen the soul and make you a better person,” Blessing begins, “that’s the ‘duh’ answer. But in the moment, waiting is feels like a painful, stretching, growth process.”

These words might resonate deeply with you, especially if you’ve ever found yourself in a season of uncertainty or longing. The Bible, too, speaks of waiting as a time of growth and preparation. Think of Joseph in the pit or David before he became king. Their waiting wasn’t passive; it was a time of character building, much like the periods you might face.

Blessing Offor

Behind the Wait

Blessing says, “And I I think the one consistent thing in my mind is just always that I’ve never waited for no reason before. Like there’s never been a waiting that I’ve gone through that hasn’t been revealed to be for my good.”

Every season of waiting has a purpose, even if it’s not immediately apparent.

Romans 8:28 reminds us that “all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose” (NASB). Your waiting is never in vain; it always has a purpose.

During the Wait

Hearing that the waiting has a purpose – “that’s not the thing that’ll make you happy. Right? That’s not the truth that’ll make the waiting easier. But it’s more the truth that will sustain you through the waiting,” Blessing says.

It’s easy to feel disheartened in the waiting – when your prayers seem unanswered or your path unclear. Holding onto hope, the truth that waiting serves it’s divine purpose, helps you to stay steady in prayer and immersing yourself in Scripture. Isaiah 40:31 promises, “But 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” (NKJV).

Growth Through Waiting

Reflecting on his journey, Blessing shares, “I really get bothered when people kind of gloss over it like it’s just life.”

Growth, often a byproduct of waiting, can be uncomfortable, even painful, but it’s always rewarding.

“Waiting is a growth process, but the thing to hold on to – at least for me during the growth process is – that time I’ve ever grown, I’ve never regretted it afterward.”

Blessing Offor

Your faith journey is no different. The challenges you face while waiting can strengthen your trust in God, deepen your understanding and refine your character.

Looking to Tomorrow with Confidence

Blessing’s optimism is infectious: “Tomorrow, the next day, forever. Eventually, it’ll be okay.” You can trust God’s timing has a purpose.

Now, it’s your turn to share. How has waiting impacted your faith journey? What lessons have you learned during these times? Share your experiences and insights on our stories page, and let’s encourage one another as we embrace the wait together.

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