The best leaders I have encountered all speak of waiting on God and the necessity of it, yet it is so hard to do, such a hard discipline for our ever straining flesh. Maybe the problem is that we don’t really understand it. In that vain I thought this was a great quote:
“To wait is not merely to remain impassive. It is to expect–to look for with patience, and also with submission. It is to long for, but not impatiently; to look for, but not to fret at the delay; to watch for, but not restlessly; to feel that if he does not come, we will acquiesce, and yet to refuse to let the mind acquiesce in the feeling that he will not come.”
Dr. A.B. Davidson, Waiting on God (quoted in The Hidden Life of Prayer by David McIntyre)
I originally read this quote here.