Thoughts for Thursday:
As I wait for God to finish writing my story, I begin to think about if I am waiting “well”. Am I waiting with anxiety? Am I waiting in fear? Am I waiting in doubt? Am I waiting lazy? Am I waiting “well”?
Are you in transition? Are you waiting for the answers? All of those questions, concerns and requests that we take to God are usually followed by a waiting period. But what are you doing while you wait? Personally, I have been in a period of doing nothing but “being still”. While I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing, I don’t think we are meant to stay there for very long. My girlfriend Elizabeth has told me so many times….don’t waste the waiting. It took a while for that to sink in. I’m not gonna lie, it took a long time for that to sink in.
I realized that I needed to make an adjustment from waiting to waiting well. For me it looks like journaling, prayer, reading, studying, listening, and writing. It also looks like finding ways to be a light to others. Being a good friend. Sharing wisdom. Using my words and actions to encourage others. I find that the more I pour into myself, the more I can give to others.
Whatever you are waiting for: a new job, spouse, partner, child, healing or whatever your heart is missing… don’t waste the waiting. Do you want to travel but you wish you had someone to share it with? Do it anyway. Do you wanna try that new restaurant but would rather not go alone? Do it anyway. Waiting for a new job? Excel at the one you are currently in. Waiting for healing? We are never fully healed. Seek things that make you feel better while you heal. My point is, don’t waste the waiting. Don’t stop living. You may not believe in the power of manifestation, but I do. Maybe God isn’t bringing you what you asked for because He knows you aren’t ready. Get ready! Do the work. Become what you are asking for so that you are worthy of receiving it.
But whatever you do, don’t waste the precious time that God has given you. Get busy doing, and wait “well”.