The Bible is full of promises. Yet many of them are conditional. Sometimes they include the words “if” and “then”. A familiar Scripture is from 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by name, shall humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will heal their land.” Sometimes they do not include those words, but the meaning is the same.
Last year I went through a very lengthy interview process. It went on for three months and involved six different interviews. There were lots of time when me and my prayer partners wondering why it was taking so long. As I was reflecting on this verse from Proverbs 3:5-6 last week, it struck me that that situation wasn’t about God taking a long time. He was waiting on me to fulfill my part of the promise, so that He could do his. In other words, if we do the “if”, trust that He will do the “then”.
When you’re waiting on God to come through, make sure that you’ve done your part.