Waiting

Have you ever felt like you were on the cusp of something and maybe you knew what that something was, maybe not, but you knew that you had to wait? Or, maybe you had some sort of expectation, or promise, that something was going to take place, but you had to wait for it? At some point in our lives, we all play the waiting game. Sometimes we are forced into a position where all we can do is wait. They say, “Patience is a virtue.” But what if you just don’t possess that particular virtue? What if patience just isn’t your strong suit? Yet, here you find yourself, waiting.

I don’t particularly like waiting, but I have found myself in a position where I have no choice but to wait. I know the answer is there. I know, good things come to those who wait. Still, as I seek patience to handle the waiting and strength to endure, I have to wonder, how do I stand still when I am one who acts? How long do I wait? I know the promise is there. I know the answers are there, but I am waiting for the revelation.

The most difficult part of the waiting process for me – whether I am waiting for direction, an answer, even food! Is the notion that I must be still. I must endure the process. The process can seem heavy. It can seem unpredictable. Yet, as we press on, how do we remain immovable? “On Christ the solid rock I stand.” This keeps me from shaking, from slipping, I may bend, but I won’t break.

Right now, as I stand still, waiting for direction, waiting for the revelation to come. I am exercising every ounce of faith that I possess. I am laying down my will and surrendering my heart to the One who reigns supreme. Christ, my Savior, calls for nothing less than my obedience, whether I wait ten days or ten years, here will I stand immovable until I receive clear instructions to go forth. As He works patience within me, I consider myself blessed.

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