~ Thoughts About WAITING ~ and so we wait ~
We Are All Waiting ~
Fundamentally, we are all waiting, waiting for answers or someone we love to receive answers.
What are you waiting for today? Are you waiting for the end of a school day, five O’clock, the weekend, that sweet cup of coffee to brew?
Maybe you’re waiting for the cut to stop bleeding, the pain to stop hurting, the smile to start coming?
Regardless, of what you are waiting for, you continue to wait, for wisdom, feelings of hope, some form of guidance, something to go away, or something to show up!
We want the reason for our wait to be revealed, indeed, waiting remains mindlessly absolute, there’s a commonality in the process, and consequently we all wait for something.
Undoubtedly, patience comes with virtue, a virtue many of us lack. Thus, we tend to commit to prayer, seeking direction, furthering thought, all of which can bring a blossom to our spirit. However, we avoid the slowdown refusing these productive actions, thereby placing ourselves in a state of waiting until we do.
As a means of managing, we indirectly distract ourselves in our suspense. Our focus becomes purposeful. A composition of positive readiness begins to develop in our desperation. Forcing us to act within our interruptions.
Somewhat hypnotized we begin providing personal service to others; reaching out, opening to new concepts, and the action of simply being patient when there is no other option.
Frustration can build
Frustration can build as we linger and yet with a moment’s peace, grace can swoop in, all within minutes. Okay, sometimes it takes longer than minutes!
The delay of wait can be tedious; nonetheless, it opens a perspective to looking outside of us, hoping for some sense of control in an uncontrollable current.
Naturally, we become cognizant of others struggles when trying to focus on our own, as we contemplate our transformation allowing for resolution.
The idea is to bask in the joys and successes that surround us, as we consider our season’s, hoping for answers. In addition to our bath of joy, we swirl together like particles in a dust bowl.
Supporting one another we consider a clearing in the storm, thereby pursuing the visionary path moving us collectively in the direction we should go.
While waiting, we have time for introspection allowing recognition of our own faults and shortcomings, making us want to improve upon those parts of our makeup.
In our waiting phases, our focus is unlikely on the deficiencies’ of others. Rather the focus moves from this act as we seek God’s grace. With grace and mercy, we come to know that misunderstandings and chaos prolong the wait.
Although, if we wait long enough, there is an occasion to encompass the message, the message that we are all defective stones and wisdom is applied to a point of actualizing the lustrous shine hidden beneath our surface.
Already gems in the making God’s impeccable hands are working to shine me up, I need plenty of polish. so I guess waiting isn't such a crummy state.
Self-righteousness, never my intent, as my life by no means exemplifies perfection. Painfully, I'm aware that each time I must wait I come to the realization of another lesson needed.
Something brand-new, something of myself, or something concerning the life of others, this something that makes me slap myself upside the head and say, “NO WONDER I AM STILL WAITING!”
Caught in a dust bowl?
In conclusion, each day that God gives, I am waiting to get back to Him. Each day I wait, I receive His touch to become a little brighter for Him. There are days I need a little extra polish and I am thankful for friends and family that help me recognize the areas where my dust is forming.
Often, determined I have stuff figured out, then, the light brightens allowing me to recognize, I still have a pile of dust to work through. We all do, and it is okay to admit it!
Appreciate and help one another with diminishing the dust buildup. The best way, I know to do this is to remind each other who helps us dust off. Our Father in heaven has hands soft as cotton to wipe us clean. From dust we came and to dust, we shall return. Sparkling refined glorious dust; His gems that will get to see the magic. When placed at the feet of our King in heaven.
This is how I view it; our little dust particles are coming together in a bright and beautiful light, forming the most brilliant stones in the arms of Christ our Savior. As mere specs on His most precious hand’s we rest in the experience of this blessing. A blessing worth sharing, both in and with, everyone!
WAITING! Today I wanted to share a tidbit on waiting, the polishing by a Master Artisan is a process of making us perfect; therefore, waiting is a gift.
I wish you peace, as you WAIT!
While You Wait Be Inspired
© 2011 The Stages Of ME
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