Spiritual Muscles

Below Paul Tripp reflects on what we are to do when God asks us to wait on Him:

When God asks you to wait, what happens to your spiritual muscles? While you wait do your spiritual muscles grow bigger and stronger or do they grow flaccid and atrophied? Waiting for the Lord isn't about God forgetting you, forsaking you, or being unfaithful to his promises. It's actually God giving you time to consider his glory and to grow stronger in faith. Remember, waiting isn't just about what you're hoping for at the end of the wait, but also about what you'll become as you wait.

So, waiting always presents me with a spiritual choice-point. Will I allow myself to question God's goodness and progressively grow weaker in faith, or will I embrace the opportunity of faith that God is giving me and build my spiritual muscles? 

Tripp says our flesh naturally resorts to what he calls "habits of unfaith" during our time of waiting.  Things such as:

  1. Giving way to doubt.dp15020241.jpg

  2. Giving way to anger

  3. Giving way to discouragement

  4. Giving way to envy

  5. Giving way to inactivity

Instead of giving in to these habits of unfaith, how do you build your spiritual muscles during the wait?   Read the rest here to find out.

  • Read a previous post of mine on Waiting