Are you waiting on God for something–a word, direction, or answer–that doesn’t come? Have you been praying, pleading, and proclaiming for months without a hint of resolve? What is going on? It’s not as if God is absent.
Try on all the theologies you’d like: “The solution hinges on the will of another person.” “God isn’t concerned about this.” “This is Paul’s thorn.” “His grace is sufficient.” “He’s growing me.” “He’s upset about something.” Or, the famous catch-all: “It’s not the right time.” Go ahead. Be ruthless. Examine things from every angle. Leave no stone unturned. When you’re finished, tell me if any of these reasons fit. If not, then something else may be going on here. Perhaps you are in a Divine Pause.
What is a Divine Pause?
A Divine Pause when God is waiting on us rather than the other way around. I experienced this several years ago after relentlessly going after something that had exasperated me for years. In sheer frustration I said, “Is it me, Lord? What am I not seeing?” Then the revelation dropped into my heart. It was MY move, not His. God was waiting on ME.