it is hard for me, you know.
Waiting, I mean. It can be so boring.
And well, I think you get my drift.
What is it about waiting that makes it so HARD? I suppose for me it is hard because I like control. I like to manage things and be sure that everything happens on time, on plan, just like. I. like. it.
Oops…no one said I get to be in charge. I don’t get to have things the way like or want them. No, I don’t.
But I am learning as I get older that waiting has benefits. Good things sometimes happen slowly. That waiting isn’t all bad. It can be challenging, but it isn’t necessarily boring, useless or tiring. No it doesn’t have to be those things.
It can be invigorating.
These are the things that happen when I refocus and put my lens on Him. When I remember that HE has a plan. His ways are NOT my ways. He put the sun, the moon, the stars, the oceans, rivers, seas, valleys and mountains in place and in motion.
It wasn’t me. It was HIM.
He has a plan and it requires me to wait.
And I am learning that waiting isn’t all bad.
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
I think you and I dislike waiting for the same reason. You have said it well … I like to be in control.
Oh, Glenda…I think you and I could be good friends if we lived close enough!! :0)
loved this! and I just sent that scripture to someone yesterday–it is one of my favorites–also my focus right now is waiting on God–reading Andrew Murray's book by the same title, hoping to ready myself to absorb all the real meaning of Easter.
Thanks, Dianne. I love that scripture too.
You better believe I have trouble! Your post made me think that I really need to finish reading "Having a Mary heart in a Martha World". I started it and never got through it….just call me Martha!
Waiting is hard for a lot of us, Kathleen. It is hard not to be a Martha.
They that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength
they shall rise up with wings as of angels
they shall run and not be weary
they shall walk and not be faint
teach us LORD to wait…
a song that came into my head as I read this blog)