Friday, November 21, 2014

Waiting Room

Seems like every book I read and message I hear lately has been about waiting on God's timing. Here is a message in relation to the previous post that will encourage you through your waiting period.


<3 RSV

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Waiting Game

Days, months, years go by and you are still waiting for a change, a new direction, an answer. It can be stressful living in a world where we are programmed to choose expresso shots and fast food to help us save a minute. We often become consumed by impatience from the mere idea of a long wait. We think, who has time to waste waiting when we live in a time equals money society? You may be the disappointed high school senior that got wait listed to his number one college. The hopeful young couple met with multiple negative pregnancies. The doubtful single woman praying for prince charming. The unemployed husband and father desperate for a job interview. Whatever stage you are in your life, whatever circumstance you are dealing with; waiting is one thing that we all have in common.

Have you ever stopped to think why you are in such a rush? Where are you going, what are you doing? Once we overcome the waiting period of one need, we find ourselves waiting for something new. You only have that minute, day, week or year once in your life, why are you wishing it away only to be met with more waiting? Look back on your life and think about the times you had to wait; how that period of waiting developed you and opened new opportunities. We can never see the light at the end of the tunnel during our waiting period. As difficult as it may be, during those times is when we need to be hopeful and know that we are in that place for a reason. Despite how gloomy it may seem, that experience will shape you and help you in your future opportunities.You may have been wait listed because you have better opportunities waiting for you elsewhere. The negative pregnancies may open up doors for a hopeful child to be adopted. Whatever it may be, life does not always go as planned, so don't let the negativity poison your thoughts, behaviors, and actions. It is important to surround yourselves with positive and uplifting people throughout your struggles.  During this time of waiting, be hopeful knowing that this period is preparing you for future opportunities. What will you do to change your perspective and accept the circumstances during your waiting period?

Micah 7:7   But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

-<3 RSV