If you’re a seasoned air traveler, chances are you’re familiar with the term “holding pattern.”
That’s when your plane is unable to land because of unfavorable ground conditions. Generally, the pilot announces that he’s been told to maintain a holding pattern, pending an update from the control tower.
It happens regularly, so planes have to carry enough fuel to stay airborne until they can land safely.
The Bible says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong. Let your heart take courage.”
When God puts you in a holding pattern, it’s not just a question of having enough faith to receive His promise. It’s also a matter of having enough “spiritual staying power” to stay airborne until it comes to pass. That’s why you need to carry enough spiritual fuel to handle delays and wait for clearance.
The Bible refers to the Holy Spirit as “a rushing mighty wind” (Acts 2:2). After God had delayed Noah long enough to accomplish His purpose, “He sent a wind” (Gen 8:1).
Anytime a wind comes from the presence of God, it blows away all hindrances and obstacles. It dries the ground under your feet so you can move ahead. It demolishes the spirit of fear and heaviness that makes you want to quit.
David asked God, “What is man that you are mindful of him?” (Ps 8:4).
Even in times of frustration and waiting, God is still thinking about you and working everything out for your good.
His delays aren’t denials.
So, when you sense a divine breeze in your spirit, rejoice. It’s a sign that He’s clearing you to land and good things are about to happen.
By Agyeman Fordjour