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Waiting, waiting, waiting.....

I am so tired of waiting but the irony is that I am not really exactly sure of what I am waiting for or waiting on.  

In my teens I  waited to grow up. I couldn’t WAIT to turn 21 so I could finally be... a grown-up. But when I became grown I realized just how much I missed being taken care of by my family.  I realized just how much my family protected me and provided covering for me. So the wait was eventually over....

In my twenties I waited to finally figure out the secret to life.  Then I really thought that I had figured EVERYTHIING out by the time that I turned 25. Only to realize that no one else in the world knew any of things that I KNEW. Eventually reality kicked in and I had to accept that perhaps I didn’t know as much as I thought I did. So once again the wait was over....

In my thirties, I waited for my career to take off.  I worked hard, I created programs, I traveled, and I put in blood, sweat and tears. Then I realized that I had put so much energy in my work that I didn’t make the time to build my family unit.  So then again the wait was over but immediately the new waiting period began.

Now at the age of forty, I am starting to feel that familiar feeling of perpetual  waiting  creeping up again.  Only this time I am not as clear about what exactly I am waiting for.

Am I waiting on a husband?

Am I waiting for the inspiration to complete my book?

Am I waiting on acceptance?

Am I waiting to win the lottery?  

Ironically, I don’t think that “the wait” is the main problem.  I believe that the process of waiting can actually build character, strengthen one’s faith and develop courage. However, I think the real problem is rooted in our motives for waiting and for whom we are waiting for.

The bible says that, “__Those who wait on the Lord He shall renew your strength_  .”  And it also teaches us to “_Be ye anxious for nothing but in all things give prayer and supplication.“_  

So this perhaps is my season of waiting again.  However, this time I am going embrace the experience and to work very hard to learn how to wait on the Lord for direction and instruction.

A Lady In Waiting,

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      Mzd3 wrote Apr 14, 2011
    • Seems I am always waiting for something to change, get better....I guess we all need to live in the moment .

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      Denise Richardson wrote Apr 14, 2011
    • Latosha, I find that in this life we will always be waiting on something until we pass through this life onto the other side, Just like me or (we) those of us in Christ are waiting on His return, all we can do is be obedient to Him and his word when he says to us in Psalms 46:10: Be still, and know that I am God whatever it is that you‘re waiting for, he already knows what it is, and when He is going to allow it to come to fruition.happySo while you‘re waiting continue to enjoy life as He gives it to you!happy

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