Alexander the Great was one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known. After he had achieved his conquest of Persia, he embarked on an eastward journey that led him beyond the familiar territories. As author Halford Luccock put it, the general “marched off his maps.”
I suppose that when your name ends with “the Great,” that inspires confidence. So he boldly went ahead of his other leaders, marching into lands with little or no preparation. He assumed that his past victories were assurance of future wins.
Waiting doesn’t come easy for any of us. But it is through patience that God works and does for us what we cannot do for ourselves.
Exhibit A – King David waited seven years after he was anointed king in order to take the throne.
Exhibit B – You.
“In due season he will honor you with every blessing” (Psalm 37:34). The prophet added, “The vision is for an appointed time. Wait for it, for it will surely come” (Habakkuk 2:3).
Recovery Step: Do your part, and let God do his.