God prepares leaders in a slow-cooker, not in a microwave oven. More important than the goal is the work God does in us while we wait.
Waiting deepens and matures us, levels our perspective, and broadens our understanding.
Tests of time determine whether we can endure seasons of seemingly unfruitful preparations, and indicate whether we can recognize and seize the opportunities that come our way.
Noah – waited 120 years before the predicted rains arrived.
Abraham – waited 25 years for a promised son.
Joseph – waited 14 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.