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The Waiting Game...

Seriously...who wants to wait?

Do you lose your mind waiting on -

the toast to pop from the toaster?

the red light to change to green?

the rain to stop?

the heat to return? or the winter chill?

the package to arrive?

dinner to cook?

the answer?

the question?

I'm not a good wait-er!! My poor husband probably wanted to design a perfect proposal with dinner and candles (actually this wouldn't be his style) - BUT I went with him to get our engagement ring...!!! I'm gonna say that again - I went with him! Then I whispered - 'just give it to me now'.

I'm glad Craig held off and didn't just throw the ring at me in the street - he made me wait - a little. Those of you who know me well - I'm sure will have a good giggle at this. I don't think its impatient behavior but rather my excitement just takes over.

There have been things in life that I could have waited on. I asked God to wait and allow my Mum some time to see me before He took her home, but I guess He just couldn't wait to get her amongst his community up there (I don't blame Him.) I could wait on test results forever - or bad news. There are things I'm happy to wait on.

There are moments in life that I'd happily push the pause button and sit still, like time with family and friends - a good cup of coffee in the perfect setting - vacation!!! There are memories I love to play back and then there are new memories I wish I could fast forward - but I have to wait for that. We all do.

In the last 18 months I would have pushed that fast forward button over and over if I thought it would have worked. There have been moments of deep challenge - deep testing - and deep waiting. I have heard the Lord say "wait" over and over and I've had sweet confirmations from friends and mentors reminding me that when we wait - Gods promises in the end are better than we could ever imagine.

I know how it all goes - I know God is true and real and I trust His plan wholeheartedly - but it doesn't make the 'waiting game' any easier.

In His time, in his time.

He makes all things beautiful, in His time.

Lord please show me everyday

As you're teaching me your way.

That you do just what you say, in Your time.

I keep a prayer journal. There are names and situations - life lessons and many many questions written down. There are so many unanswered questions and requests I write on repeat that I'm still waiting on the answers. There are tears and audible screams that come from the pages of my prayer journal and then there are glorious prayers that have been answered. Amen!

There's a time for everything - its all been planned out before we even took a breath. (That blows my mind). In the last few months I've found peace with things that have consumed my heart and mind in the last 18 months. I'm still waiting - but the Lord is holding me through and showing me sparkles of the greatness of His promises on the other side.

Eccesiasties 3:1

For everything that happens in life—there is a season, a right time for everything under heaven.

We have to just stand strong! We have to put our trust in rocket mode! We have to hide in His arms when he draws close to us. We sometimes have to wait...but the promises in the end will far outweigh the waiting.

Psalm 27:14

Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!

The Nook


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