Jesus and his parents lived in Egypt for a period of time. This phase of life wasn’t just one of waiting but a time to fulfill prophecy. The Word was being fulfilled as God was preparing the next phase of their journey.

Things had to happen before they started to Nazareth. Herod had to die. Can you imagine if they would have rushed their exile from Egypt? Herod wanted Jesus dead. So much so that he ordered the massacre of toddler boys the age of Christ. 

You may want to rush through life, only wanting to get to the next step of your journey. Be patient. God is preparing the next phase. He isn’t just having you to sit idly by. Make the most of the position you’re in and trust that He is preparing a place for you.