2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience;
4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope:
It says here that our patience is what gives us our experience. We have to go through many different tribulations in the process of waiting to get the experience we need to properly manage our promise when received. Our experience is what gives us hope.
That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
We cannot be lazy in our waiting. We must follow the leaders that God has given us. There are many examples of people that have blazed a trail of faith showing us how to endure and persevere through our situations in order to receive our promise.
For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.
Even after we do the will of God, we must still wait on His perfect timing. Just because we obey, doesn’t mean God is going to release our promise immediately. Our obedience is seed that is sown into our inheritance and only God knows the perfect time for it to be released.
James 1:3-5King James Version (KJV)
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.
While we are waiting, the devil is sure to come and tell us that our promise isn’t coming, that we’ve done something wrong, or that we just completely missed what God was doing. We have to keep our faith strong by prayer and declaration. We must speak those things that are not as though they were. When God is done working patience in us, we will be whole and wanting nothing. That means that our promise will be fulfilled without leaving anything out to be desired! In the mean time we must continue to ask God for wisdom in our journey. God will give it to those who ask.
Father, we thank You for every promise that you have for us. We thank You that we have an inheritance waiting to be released. Forgive us for not being patient. We ask that You perfect patience in us so that we may have hope, receive wholeness and lack nothing. Build our faith and remove doubt. Help us fight against the enemy that discourages, by using our sword of Your word in prayer and declaration. Give us wisdom for our journey. We expect great things and wait patiently for Your timing. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!