Waiting. And waiting some more. We all hate that part of our lives, don’t we? I have heard Joyce Meyer say that most of our lives are spent in that “waiting for something” phase and that it’s what we choose to do while we’re waiting that makes all the difference. If you look at your own life, I imagine you can see that for yourself as well. Most of our lives are indeed lived in that place of waiting.
But waiting for what? Circumstances to change? Something to be provided for you that you don’t have yet? Examples could go on and on. But there is certainly a question that we need to ask ourselves: Is there something we are waiting on that we are actually supposed to do ourselves? What if you’re waiting for something to change and all the while you actually have the ability to do something about it yourself–you’re just scared to? Hard words, but what if your path to your Dream is right in front of you and it’s simply a matter of you putting some action to it? Don’t put it off any longer!
But maybe you’re in a situation like I am, where you’ve done all you know to do to prepare for and attain your Dream, and now you’re playing the waiting game. In a way, this is a much harder place to be than any other, because you’re now waiting for things that are completely out of your control. Especially when you know that God has given you this Dream that you’re chomping at the bit to begin doing!
My friend, take courage. And know that God is right there with you, walking your journey out together with you (or at least He wants to!). His companionship itself is worth it all, but He has also given us all kinds of promises in His Word for us to lean on and use to get us through these times of waiting that we’re talking about. Promises like this one from Habakkuk 2:3, “For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end; it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait earnestly for it because it will surely come. It will not be behindhand on its appointed day.” One more for you: Psalm 27:14, “Wait, hope for and expect the Lord. Be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for, hope for and expect the Lord.”
Directly from His heart to yours!