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If you wish to excel, if you hope to soar, you must expect to lose much of your family and many of your friends. Mediocrity is surrounded by numbers. Greatness is where the air gets thinner. You will have to choose. Choose wisely and do not ever run away from what you fear. – C. Joy Bell

When you choose to wait on the Lord, he will renew your strength. Waiting requires patience. Waiting has a purpose and produces maturity.

The Hebrew word for “wait” is “qavah” which means “to look for, to hope and to expect”. In other words, they had to choose to place their hope and expectation in the Lord to renew their strength. When you are in expectation, God will bring the promise to pass. Wait and lean on him, for his timing is perfect.

The Hebrew word for “strength” is “koach” which means “power, might

and ability”. As you wait on God, he will increase your ability, capacity, capability and character. Allow him to sharpen you in every season, for he will renew your strength and refresh you in every area of your life. God is not content to merely hold onto his power within himself. He takes great delight in empowering his children to do the works of God.

He took Moses, a weak man unable to even speak well, and gave him the power to part the waters so Israel could walk across on dry land.

He empowered a normal man, Samson, to destroy thousands of his enemies single headedly.

He transformed the teenage boy, David, into a killer of a giant.

God takes great pleasure in empowering the ordinary to do the extraordinary.

But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31


Written by Dr Charisse le Roux