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~ 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 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, seeking direction, furthering thoughts of attaining virtue, all of which can bring a blossom to our spirit. However, we avoid the slowdown refusing productive action, thereby placing ourselves in a state of waiting until we do.
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 act within our interruptions.
Somewhat hypnotized we begin providing personal service to others; reaching out, opening to new concepts, and to the action of simply being patient when there is no other option.
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 within 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 cognizant of other 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 own 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 support helping 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 impeccable hands are working on us, and we need plenty of polish. Perhaps waiting isn't such a crummy state, after all, it brings us closer to God's perfection.
Self-righteousness is never my intent, as my life by no means exemplifies perfection. I am painfully aware that each time I must wait there is another lesson to learn and I will seek to gain wisdom in the process.
The kind of wisdom that makes me slap myself upside the head and say, “No wonder I'm still waiting!”
Caught in a dust bowl?
In conclusion, each day that God gives me 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. I sometimes think 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!
I sometimes think 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!
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 His blessing. A blessing worth sharing with everyone!
WAITING! 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 and worship. You will not fade, He will sustain you and making you peaceful. It's not easy but be faithful and wait so that you may move forward with confidence. Obedience in the waiting game is tough, but attainable if we stick together.
While You Wait Be Inspired
A prayer for you while you wait
I pray you have the strength in the days ahead and while you're waiting I pray you serve as selflessly as you can. You will not fade! He 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 come around you and stand with you. I pray you feel the presence of Yahweh carrying you as you grow weary and that you experience the comfort of His Spirit.
I believe our waiting can be some of our finest moments as we anticipate and event or happening. Sometimes once we achieve what we have waited for, we don't appreciate it. I pray that as we wait for Him, we learn to use our time wisely. I pray we never tire of learning in those moments and never stop seeking His instruction.
I pray you never tire of learning during the waiting and always seek the guidance of His word. I pray joy in the knowing that the waiting is leading to an end that is truly the beginning of everything.
Waiting is the gift of pausing to work towards perfecting the ways in which God wants to use our time. Allow His wisdom to shower you as you wait, and then shower that upon others in your path.
I wish you peace, as you wait and one day we will sing glory, glory, hallelujah to the great I AM.
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