"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;
fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way,
over the man who carries out evil devices!”—Psalm 37:7
One of the harder lessons you will ever learn in your Christian life is "patient obedience." While you would think that obedience would lead to immediate payout, this is not always the case. Sometimes the distance between Godly obedience and Godly payoff is a great distance. Sometimes we wait forever it seems; for a prodigal to come home; for an answer back from an interview; for restitution in injustice; for relationships to mend; for healing from an injury; for momentum in our work; for a breakthrough with sin. And while you'll want immediate results from your obedience, faithfulness, commitment, and Godly choices—this is not always the case. To add insult to injury, sometimes the "the evil man will prosper in his way" presenting the powerful illusion that you should take matters into your own hands and truncate your patience with God. In this case, "be still" because God's plan is better than yours. And by the way, it's not a good idea to interfere with God.
DO THIS: Be courageously patient again today—wait.
PRAYER: God, your ways and your plans and not my ways and my plans. I confess this to you and submit to You. I will not be persuaded by my passions or the success of the sinful.