#59: Are You Waiting On the Lord (or Escaping)?

November 13, 2021

Is that time you’re taking to be still *really* waiting on the Lord?

Or are you taking an “unauthorized” break, quitting or exiting out the escape hatch of your life and purpose? I want you to take a look at that place where you’re naturally trying to avoid the pain and pressure and ask yourself some questions so you can determine if you’re working with the Lord or against yourself and you endeavor to walk out your destiny.

On this episode of The Positioned to Prosper podcast, we’re going to be digging deep into what it looks like to *say* we’re “waiting on the Lord,” when what we’re really doing is quietly planning our escape (and then executing it). Why do we do this? How can we know for sure when we’re doing it? And what can we do to ensure we stay waiting on God instead of quitting or hitting the eject button while we are still in process with Him? We’ll cover the answers to these questions as well as Biblical examples so you can have some practical indicators to look for.

Now, if you’re ready to get real about what that break you took really means, and what to do if you realize it really wasn’t waiting on the Lord, I want you to grab your Bible, your journal and a pen, and . . . Let’s Go!

Scripture References mentioned in this episode:

Isaiah 40:28-31 —
Have you not known? Have you not heard?
The Lord is the everlasting God,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He does not faint or grow weary;
his understanding is unsearchable.
He gives power to the faint,
and to him who has no might he increases strength.
Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.

John 3:34 —
For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit.

The Book of Jonah —
The story of Jonah running away from the presence (and the call) of God.

1 Kings 19 —
The story of Elijah running away for fear of Jezebel and how God interrupted his escape.

John 21 —
The story of Peter’s reconciliation to the Lord after having “taken a break.”

Links to Resources Mentioned in This Episode

Ladies! You’re invited to join us for our next REVIVE Woman Girls Night Out on Friday, November 19th at 7pm ET (free replay will be available in the REVIVE Woman Community if you miss the livestream). Click the image below to learn more about this online event where Erica will be sharing a message around How to Persevere Even When Everything In You Wants to Quit or “Take a Break.” See you there!

And come join our Community, girls! The REVIVE Woman Community is the place where we journey together as we endeavor to truly wait on the Lord. Through real relationships and sharpening discipleship, we learn how to step out of our excuses and into the unconditional love of God where we are truly empowered to make a bold sound for Jesus and His Kingdom. It’s also where our online GNO event will be hosted, so click the image below to join us. See you inside the Community!

If you’re looking for an online church community where you can find real relationships and discipleship happening each and every week, come check out The ROCC (The REVIVE Online Campus Community). You’ll find access to virtual events like Bible Studies, Discipleship Nights, Encounter Friday Nights and Sunday Prayer and Worship services that feel like you’re really a part of the family. I hope to see you inside The ROCC!

Erica co-leads a local church alongside her husband, Doug, in Tampa, Florida called REVIVE Church of Tampa. You can visit the church’s website for more information about who we are, what we believe and how we show up as the Church in the heart of West Tampa and beyond.

REVIVE Church of Tampa

REVIVE Church of Tampa streams services live on Friday nights at 7pm ET and Sunday mornings at 11am ET. You can find those livestreams on our church Facebook page:

Live Services – Fridays at 7pm ET and Sundays at 11am ET

If you’re interested in joining the online campus of REVIVE Church of Tampa, you are welcome to join our community group on Facebook where we offer weekly discussion around the Friday and Sunday messages as well as discipleship Zoom groups and the opportunity to host others in your home as you stream services. You can find us here:

The ROCC: REVIVE Online Campus Community

About this podcast:

Positioned to Prosper is a weekly podcast that covers the ins and outs of what it means to live a lifestyle of breakthrough and victory in your relationships, health, finances and beyond. Your host, Erica Pyle, is no stranger to jumping without the proverbial parachute while maintaining a firm grip on godly wisdom. A self-described slayer of pragmatism and a “walk by faith” kind of girl, Erica is an unabashed believer in the power of God to radically transform lives. Front-footed in faith as she offers straight-up truth, strategies, and wisdom for living victoriously, and equipped with her love for the word of God, her certification as a holistic health coach, and years of experience in personal finance and taxation, Erica is ready to help you get positioned to prosper.

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