Friday, February 27, 2015

One Word, Five Voices: Wait

I am not a fan of waiting.

Those of you who know me well know I'm not a super patient person in some respects, especially when it comes to a change I want or need. What I've learned over the years, though, is that there is always a lesson to be learned during the wait—that the waiting is happening for a reason, whether I agree with it or not.

For me, the lesson is almost always the same. It's God saying, "I've got this. Stop rushing, stop trying to do it all yourself. Just trust me."

[Impatient sigh]. That is so hard for me, you guys.

Fortunately, what I have learned in my stubbornness of having to go through this lesson again, and again, and again is that I can trust that everything is going to turn out just fine—that even if the journey is rocky, the end will be good. So good.

As far as the rushing and trying to do it all myself goes . . . well, that's another story, which is why I bought this sign to sit in my living room:
Slow down. Wait. Stop rushing all the time. You're gonna miss the good stuff. Okay, so maybe only that first sentence is literally represented on the sign, but the rest is implied.

I may not be a fan, but waiting is a good thing.


 Check out what my friends think of today's word on their blogs: ShawnHeatherSteph and Brian.

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