Mind the Gap

by | May 27, 2021 | Devotional | 3 comments

Have you ever taken a train ride? If you have, then you’ve probably seen the words on the ground in front of the tracks that say, “Mind the Gap.” This visual (and sometimes audible) warning is there to remind people to watch their step when entering or exiting the train.

I was scrolling through social media not too long ago when I saw these words used in a different context. The gap that was being referred to was the gap of time that we experience between asking God for direction or for something we want and waiting for His answer.

I don’t always think about that gap of time in between. 

I spend most of it patiently impatiently waiting for God’s direction, hoping He will reveal it sooner rather than later. He could answer instantly (I love when He does that) but often there is a waiting period. 

What should I be filling that gap with?

Reading. God’s word has all the answers, and while I wait on the answer for my specific situation, I can read words of encouragement and stories that bring a sense of peace and understanding.

Fasting. Sacrificing food and drink (or anything that may detract from my service to God) is a way to pull my focus away from the things around me and be more tuned in and open to hearing God’s answers.

Praising. God has done so much for me. More than I deserve. While I wait for answers, I can reflect on those things and thank Him for all the answers He has already provided. 

While this list certainly isn’t comprehensive, it is a good place to start. There is always a reason when God decides not to answer our prayers instantly. We must make the most of the time He has given us.

Next time you see the words “Mind the Gap,” be sure to watch your step. But also take a moment to think about what God might want you to be doing while you wait. 

This article has undergone ministry review and approval.

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3 Comments

  1. Christina DiCenzo

    Thank you Sister for these great
    Ideas. I am so impatient at times.

    Reply
  2. Linda Scolaro

    Beautifully said.

    Reply
  3. Brother Gary Thompson

    Thank you for this great article. So true.

    Reply

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