I was watching a message by Steven Furtick from this past Sunday about waiting on the Lord. He mentioned about how most of the time we believe that waiting on the Lord means to sit around and do nothing. On the contrary, he said that the majority of the time it’s not us waiting on God but rather God is waiting on us. The phrase that he kept repeating in order to drive home his point was “If you want it, then go get you some.” When I heard this, I was reminded of a story that takes place in 1 Samuel 14. It reads
“One day Jonathan son of Saul said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the Philistine outpost on the other side.” But he did not tell his father. Saul was staying on the outskirts of Gibeah under a pomegranate tree in Migron. With him were about six hundred men, among whom was Ahijah, who was wearing an ephod. He was a son of Ichabod’s brother Ahitub son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the Lord’s priest in Shiloh. No one was aware that Jonathan had left. On each side of the pass that Jonathan intended to cross to reach the Philistine outpost was a cliff; one was called Bozez and the other Seneh. One cliff stood to the north toward Mikmash, the other to the south toward Geba. Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let’s go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised men. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few.” “Do all that you have in mind,” his armor-bearer said. “Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul.” Jonathan said, “Come on, then; we will cross over toward them and let them see us. If they say to us, ‘Wait there until we come to you,’ we will stay where we are and not go up to them. But if they say, ‘Come up to us,’ we will climb up, because that will be our sign that the Lord has given them into our hands.” So both of them showed themselves to the Philistine outpost. “Look!” said the Philistines. “The Hebrews are crawling out of the holes they were hiding in.” The men of the outpost shouted to Jonathan and his armor-bearer, “Come up to us and we’ll teach you a lesson.”
So Jonathan said to his armor-bearer, “Climb up after me; the Lord has given them into the hand of Israel.” Jonathan climbed up, using his hands and feet, with his armor-bearer right behind him. The Philistines fell before Jonathan, and his armor-bearer followed and killed behind him. In that first attack Jonathan and his armor-bearer killed some twenty men in an area of about half an acre.” (1 Samuel 14:1-14 NIV)
Jonathan had two choices that he could make. He could have sulked with the rest of the army and waited for someone to do something or he could do something about the situation himself. He chose not to wait but he chose to act. Isaiah writes that those who wait on the Lord will mount up, run, and walk. (See Isaiah 40:31) Nowhere does it say that those who wait on the Lord will sit around and do nothing.
So the next time you see something you want, go get you some. If you see a ministry you want, then go get you some. If you see a church that you want, then go get you some. If you see a career that you want, then go get you some. If you see a house that you want, then go get you some. If you see a car that you want, then go get you some. Instead of waiting on God, maybe God is waiting on you because He has already given you everything you need in order to do what He has purposed for you. So don’t sit around any longer. Mount up, run, walk, and Go Get You Some!