Waiting . . . .


You know I’ve never been a fan of waiting. I actually hate waiting. Waiting leaves me feeling like I have absolutely no control. I don’t consider myself a control freak, BUT having control does bring me a sense of security, a sense of knowing what to expect. Well waiting kind of ranks up there for me like having patience. I’m not a big fan of having patience either. Waiting means I have to be patient, that I have no control, that I don’t have a choice, that I HAVE to wait.

Well I had a bit of an epiphany yesterday. In some circumstances waiting can be a choice. In one of my first posts on my blog I spoke about “choice” seeming to be a common thread in my life this year. Well yet again, choice has reared its head. A couple months ago a dear friend of mine told me to look up Psalm 27:14 in the Bible. It says, “Wait on the Lord, let your heart take courage, wait on the Lord”. I wrote it down & stuck it to my bathroom mirror and that’s where it’s been for the last 8 weeks, until yesterday morning when I threw it in the trash. I threw it in the trash because I had enough waiting. I was discouraged and felt like I deserved an answer to my waiting. Last night I realized that I was the only one who had a deadline to “my” waiting. God doesn’t have deadlines. He tells us to pray unceasingly.

I realized that “for me”, “for now”, waiting IS a choice. Whether you are waiting for a job, a relationship, a medical diagnosis, a financial windfall, there are some things we have no control over. However, we can control how we choose to react to our “waiting”. I realized that in the “waiting” you still have hope. While you’re waiting, you’re hoping and hoping is not a bad place to be.

So, last night I took that Psalm 27:14 note out of my trash, stuck it back on my bathroom mirror and I drew a happy face on it . . . ’cause I love waiting!! LOL

About countrygirlbling

Hi, I'm hoping that my blog and my experiences will help to encourage you. Our journey through life can be unpredictable at times but KNOW that if you are a believer in Christ, HE will always have your best interest at heart! (Even when things don't make sense!) Toodles

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