Heb 6:11 We desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patienceinherit the promises.13 For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, 14 saying, “I will surely bless you and I will surely multiply you.” 15 And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
FAITH IS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN THE TWO REALMS OF TRUTH
THE WAIT COMES IN DURING THE PROCESS OR APPLICATION OF WHAT IS SPIRITUAL REALITY… WHO WE ARE IN CHRIST.
YOU CAN WAIT GRACEFULLY OR IMPATIENTLY…
THERE IS A WAY TO WAIT THAT WILL SHORTEN THE TIME YOU HAVE TO WAIT AND ENABLE YOU TO ENJOY LIFE WHILE YOU WAIT.
THE BEST WAITER IS THE ONE WHO IS CONTENT!
Phil 4:11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am.
AMP I have learned to be content [and self-sufficient through Christ, satisfied to the point where I am not disturbed or uneasy] regardless of my circumstances.
1 Tim 6:8 If we have food and covering, with these we shall be content.
6 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.
AMP godliness actually is a source of (immense profit) great gain when accompanied by contentment [that contentment which comes from a sense of inner confidence based on the sufficiency of God].
CONTENT MEANS; WITHOUT COVETOUSNESS!
A PERSON WHO IS CONTENT IS INWARDLY SUFFICIENT…
YOU’RE GROUNDED ON WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST!
TO COVET MEANS; YOU HAVE RESTED YOUR HOPES FOR HAPPINESS ON HAVING A PARICULAR THING.
HOW DID PAUL LEARN TO BE INWARDLY SUFFICIENT?
Phil 1:19 for I know that this will turn out for my deliverance through your prayers and the provision of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, according to my earnest expectation and hope.
EXPECTATION & HOPE GRK MEANS: INTENSE ANTICIPATION
EXPECTATION IS THE FINAL STEP TO MANIFESTATION
2 Cor 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
LOOK MEANS: TO SPY OUT, TO EXAMINE, TO CLOSELY CONSIDER