It's great to be excited about something. We can feel like we've been trained by God to do something, we've seen amazing things happen, we're pumped up, and we're ready to go. But we have to wait. And wait. And we wonder why.
It's tough to wait on God's timing. Here, the disciples had to wait on the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. We're not waiting on that, but a lot of times it seems like God wants us to wait. We can hear about a great opportunity and get so excited about it and know that it is the right thing for us to do. We can feel that God wants us to do it, but we have to wait.
The tough part about waiting is staying where you are. I love the quote by Jim Elliott "Wherever you are, be all there. Always live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God." That's how we can honor God while we wait. JM