Only a few weeks ago, I ventured back to my wonderful home state of Georgia. Getting on the plane I found myself waiting, and as my journey progressed I realized how much waiting was a part of my trip itinerary.
Waiting to get on the plane. Waiting to get off the plane. Waiting for my family to pick me up. Waiting for a call back. Waiting to meet my friend. Waiting at the Starbucks drive thru. Waiting at the stoplight. Lots and lots of waiting.
Of course waiting is a normal part of our week, whether it’s waiting at the doctor’s office, waiting at the restaurant or waiting for a meeting to start.
Sometimes we wait with great patience and sometimes we don’t.
When you’re in a season of waiting, it can feel like an eternity, and if you’re like me the word patience won’t even find its way to your vocabulary.
How do we wait with patience?
How do we wait with purpose?
How do we wait without losing it?!
We all know that “the waiting season” can be a frustrating season, especially when you feel as though your life has been put on stand by.
I’m currently in a season of waiting. Waiting for the next job, next person to serve, next door to open, and the next assignment from God.
Maybe you’re waiting for a future spouse, or test results, or a breakthrough in your finances, and maybe you’ve been waiting for a few weeks, months, or years.
But the truth is that no matter the amount of time you have to hold on, God will remain faithful. And if you’re like me you’re wondering what you can do while you wait for the next move of God?
Here are seven things we can do to help ourselves while we wait…
There are times when God has us in a position of extended waiting because of His desire for us to commune with Him.
We may even start to think He doesn’t hear us anymore, so why bother?
But isn’t that what the enemy of our souls wants us to think? Because then we remain silenced, no longer connecting with our Creator.
God desires for you to talk to Him. Share your heart so that He can share His with you.
Jeremiah 29:12 says, “Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.”