Earlier this week, I was doing some chores around the house, as some of you know, I am 20 something woman who lives with her parents, as I was doing those chores, I kept saying to myself, “this is not my life, this is not my life.” I honestly couldn’t believe that was my life and I kept wondering how and why I’m still standing in front of the sink, washing the same dishes, (our dishes are very durable) standing in the same kitchen and house as I did when I was in high-school and even the kitchen has gone through changes to show growth and maturity. But I am still in this same position. waiting and waiting, waiting and waiting, waiting and waiting and waiting some more.
I just began directing my annoyance to God. I was really annoyed as to the fact that MY WAITING HAS NOT BEEN FOR A SEASON, it has been for a lifetime. I will describe a season as something that is temporary; something that has a clear beginning and an end. That is not how my waiting has been, it almost seems permanent and I am annoyed by it.
So, here I am, annoyed that I am still doing chores at my parents house, so I just ask God, not politely by the way, “what do you have to say for yourself? what do you have for me? what say you God? what say you?”
Instantly this song called “while I’m waiting” by John Waller came to me.
I’ve always been ministered to through songs, I do not hear the still small voice because there is chaos in my head at all times, so I think God speaks to me through songs and people…
John Waller wrote this song after years of waiting, 17 years to be exact, to see what the Lord had for him come to fruition. 17 years? that is crazy!!
I’m waiting, I’m waiting on you Lord, and I am hopeful, I’m waiting on you Lord, though it is PAINFUL, but patiently I will wait…
I just love how John doesn’t sugar coat the waiting period, he makes it clear and simple that it is painful, and I agree 100%, it is very painful. We live in a world where growth is measured by physical things, so we forget that growth comes in other forms, which causes us so much pain when w realize we don’t have those physical things. I am fighting through this waiting season with all that I got, sometimes I do want to just sit and cry which I do, but I’m learning to take life day by day.
Below are some tips to get through the waiting season if you are going through it:
TIPS FOR WHILE YOU WAIT
- Know that you are being prepared. God is preparing you for the work He has for you and the life He has planned for you. Someone said, “gold goes through a series of processes, it is found in dirt, placed in fire, receives a lot of strikes and then dipped in water, eventually it comes out as something beautiful. life is like that, whiles waiting you go through a lot of shit but it all ends the way it supposed to.”
- Actively wait. Whiles in waiting, you must be proactive and work towards the goals God has placed on your heart and for your life. Sitting down with your arms folded does not end well and it is laziness.
- recognize the positive changes in other areas. I believe that while we wait, so much growth happens to our character, our personalities, our brain, our spiritual etc… things that aren’t physical but are a huge part of us and just because we can’t physically see them, we disregard it. But they are so important and need to be recognized. It might be that growth in those areas are preparing you to deal with physical things if and when they do come.
- be patient. This is honestly a tip to myself. I need a lot of patience during this waiting period, I mean lots!!
- OUR HOPE IS IN THE LORD!! maybe I should have started with this tip first, but I cannot stress it enough that ALL OF OUR HOPE is found in Jesus Christ, the author of our lives. Our hope isn’t in the physical things we can acquire for ourselves, or the careers and travels we may want for ourselves, it is in whom who has promised to fulfill all of our needs.
I will leave you with one of my favorite scriptures of all time:
For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland.- Isaiah 43:19
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May God give you strength in your season of wait. much love