Authority resources us to move forward.
So much of understanding authority has to do with timing. When someone has the big picture in mind and knows what is happening in each area they help to make the best decisions. So the person in charge may need to tell the people they are working with to wait the timing is not right. So many times I find myself telling my kids to wait or in my actual words you need to chill out! We are not ready to do what they want to do. The timing is not right. We have a plan to move forward and things need to happen at the right time to make it all work.
God is the same way with us. So many times He is asking us to wait and be patient. This is hard for me because I like to get things done. I want to keep moving but He wants me to chill out. Part of following Jesus is knowing He is the authority and His timing is best because He has the big picture in mind. Wait on Him.
Wait patiently for the Lord.
Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. -Psalm 27:14