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 theirs.
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 we're waiting for we continue to expect! We 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 reveal itself, indeed, as 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. Nonetheless, we commit to prayer, seek direction, furthering our thoughts of attaining righteousness. All of these actions or thought processes can bring a blossom to our spirit. However, we avoid the slowdown refusing productive activity, thereby placing ourselves in a state of waiting until we take the time to act!
As a means of managing, we subconsciously distract ourselves in our suspense. Our focus becomes necessary. A composition of positive readiness begins to develop in our desperation forcing us to move within our interruptions.
Somewhat hypnotized we begin providing personal service to others; reaching out, opening to new concepts, and merely surrendering when there is no other option. Surrender is the key to allowing movement as we are guided more freely when in submission.
Frustration can build
Frustration builds as we linger in the waiting game, and yet, with a moment of grace, the dynamic can change allowing a calm in a difficult situation.
The delay of waiting can be tedious; nonetheless, it opens us to the perspective of looking outside of ourselves, while hoping for some sense of control in an uncontrollable current.
Naturally, we become aware of others and their struggles, while trying not to focus on our own. Contemplating how to assist in the transformation of a situation sometimes allows for resolution of our predicament.
The idea is to bask in the joyful successes, as we consider our season and hope for answers. At the same time, we swirl together like particles in a dust bowl. Our goal is to become the support help in the clearing of debris, thereby moving us collectively to a visionary path.
There's plenty of time for introspection while waiting. Recognition of our faults and shortcomings makes us more aware that deficient behavior often stems from misunderstandings, and or a chaotic reaction to circumstance.
Already gems in the making God’s excellent hands are working on us, and we need plenty of polish. Perhaps waiting isn't such a crummy state, after all, because it brings us closer to God's perfection.
Self-righteousness is never the intent, as life by no means exemplifies perfection. In our humanness, there is a painful awareness that each time we must wait, another lesson is learned, thereby seeking wisdom in the process.
The kind of wisdom that makes us slap ourselves upside the head and say, “No wonder I'm still waiting!”
Caught in a dust bowl?
In conclusion, each day that God allows is one where we experience the waiting of getting back to Him. Each day the expectation of His cause should become our effect. Seeking to receive His guidance requires our submission to become a little brighter for Him one day at a time.
There are days we need a little extra polish, always thankful for friends and family that help us recognize the areas where the dust is forming.
Often we think we have stuff figured out; then, the light brightens allowing our recognition of the pile of dust that still needs work. We all can use a little polish, and it's okay to admit it!
In retrospect our little dust particles are coming together in the bright and beautiful light, forming the most brilliant cleansing in the arms of Christ our Savior. As mere specs on His most precious hand’s we rest in the experience of His blessing. A blessing worth sharing with everyone!
Today I wanted to share a tidbit about waiting, the polishing by a Master Artisan is a process of making us perfect; therefore, waiting is a gift. I pray that while you are waiting you serve Him. You will not fade, He will sustain you and by His grace make you peaceful. It's not easy nonetheless, be faithful and wait. Therefore we move forward with confidence. Obedience in the waiting game is fierce, but attainable if we stick together. Waiting is not a bad thing; it comes with anticipation along with an array of emotion; perhaps it is more about how we are using the time while we are waiting!
While You Wait Be Inspired
A prayer for you while you wait
I pray you to have the strength in the days ahead and while you're waiting. I implore you to serve as selflessly as you can. Try to remember you are never alone. God will sustain you and make you peaceful, adding His wisdom when needs arise. It's not easy, but be faithful and wait.
This waiting is temporary and our Father who art in heaven will bring you through. On the days that are the toughest, I pray angels to come around you and stand with you. I pray the presence of Yahweh carries you as you grow weary and that you experience the comfort of His Spirit.
I believe our waiting can be some of our most beautiful moments as we anticipate an event or happening. Sometimes once we achieve what we have waited for, we don't appreciate it. I pray that as we expect the second coming, we learn to use our time wisely. I pray we never tire of learning in those moments and never stop seeking instruction.
I pray we always seek the guidance of His word. I pray joy in the knowledge that the waiting is leading to an end that is indeed the beginning of everything.
Waiting is the gift of pausing to work towards perfecting how God wants to use our time. Allow His wisdom to shower you as you wait, and then to shower that upon others in your path.
Share His love as you immerse yourself in the power of His amazing grace. He makes our waiting purposeful.
The line in this amusement park can be tricky. Therefore, we have extra time to humble ourselves and serve Him while we're waiting.
I wish you peace as you wait, and one day the end of the line will be in sight, and we will all get on that ride home. Thank God for that which makes it worth the wait!
© 2011 Kathy Henderson