“My Dad is coming”
“My dad is coming for me! You’ll see – his coming”, that was my response to the school janitor, who had come to ask me if someone was coming for me. Most of the school kids had already been picked up and I was still waiting.
I was about grade 5 or so, when my dad had come late to pick me up from school. I remember different parents who were picking their kids late kept asking me, would you like us to take you home. But to every offer, I bluntly shut down saying “My dad is coming!”
It so happened after what seemed infinity of waiting according to my little mind – I saw my dad’s truck drive in through the school gates. I leaped with so much joy and grabbed my backpack and ran towards the car. To the school janitor, I yelled “I told you he was coming, see! I told you – my dad always comes to pick me up”. If I can be honest, although being one of the last kids to be picked was a little annoying, I surely loved the gifts that my dad brought that day to make it up for being late. The waiting didn’t seem to matter anymore. Kids are quite easy to please – a couple packs of chips, candy and a small gift and Rue was a happy girl.
When I was reminiscing on this particular event in my life, I just realized that we too sometimes in our relationship with God need to be just like little children. Little children are very trusting – you tell them that you going to do something they will believe you and hold you to your word no matter how long it might take to come to pass. Children have the mentality that if you said it, that settles it!
While waiting for my dad, I might have got impatient here and there but I still waited. It didn’t matter what the other parents offered or the concern of the school janitor as to whether, my dad was still coming, I had so much faith in my dad’s word. My reasoning was when he dropped me off in the morning at school he said he would pick me up – so nothing that anybody else would say would change my mind otherwise. I believe as I was waiting – I would say to myself even if his late he is still coming for me. There’s no way he could forget about me. There’s a logical explanation for this. He could have got delayed at work or in traffic, but he surely is coming for me. (Back then, cellphones were a luxury – so there was no way of texting or calling – so it was waiting in total faith). My assurance of my dad’s love for me and his word was all I had to keep me waiting.
Today, I want to encourage someone to have the same kind of faith like that of a little child. Take God at His word, and WAIT. Wait expectantly like a little child – With no seed of doubt or worry, knowing that if God said His going to show up – He will. And not only will He show up, but He will show up and show off BIG TIME. May your assurance of God’s love for you and His WORD be a reminder that EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OK.Don’t get discouraged when other kids (people)seem to get picked up (get their prayer answered) earlier (Ask Daniel- he can attest to waiting for a while on God’s answer to prayer – Read Daniel 10) .
Don’t begin to doubt even when the school janitor (the enemy attacks you in the mind) questions you if your dad (God) is going to show up. Silence the janitor (enemy) when he begins to plant seeds of doubt –“Are you sure that your Dad (God) hasn’t forgotten about you? See all the others have been picked up, maybe you need to find someone else to pick you up (See everyone else’s prayers are being answered but yours haven’t, are you sure God even loves you – maybe you better of making other plans – this Christian thing is probably not your thing –try something else).
Silence him out right with what your Dad (God) said. Bluntly shut him down with “It is written….” or “My God said in His WORD….”. Your greatest weapon against the enemy is “THE WORD OF GOD”. Know what your heavenly Dad is saying and promised you in His WORD and be bold and brave enough to say “My Dad is Coming for me – He said it and that settles it”
Child of God, it’s time that we as God’s children, know who our daddy is and start behaving like little children by Holding God to His word.
If you have been waiting on God for what seems to be like forever, may your attitude today be “I DON’T MIND WAITING ON YOU LORD”. Find comfort in God’s Word, be patient and have faith.
I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
6 I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes
Stay blessed, be encouraged and keep waiting on Him
-Lady Rue J aka Ruvimbo Judith
“Let Your Light Shine”