I don’t know about you, but I’m not good at waiting. I have heard that not many people are good at waiting (if you know of someone who is – please let me know. I want to meet them). Every time I think I’m improving, God shows me something that I have to wait longer for.
This week it was my job. I have been in a position on a temporary status for almost 2 years. There have been many ups and downs – maybe they’ll hire me – maybe they won’t. I believe that God put me in this job for a reason and has asked me to wait. I believe God has been at work – stretching my patience. Now He has tested me by asking me to continue to wait. I am human and breathing, so I still have a lot farther to go. Why is it that patience takes so long to develop?
I really don’t mind waiting as long as I can do something. Give me a task and I feel like I am more patient. But ask me to sit still. Ouch. I don’t enjoy those times.
I’m thankful for God’s faithfulness. He is so patient with me. He loves me so much that He has hand chosen this opportunity to wait – to develop the ability to wait in my life. I don’t know what God has for my future. But I know that God has my best interest in mind.
6 thoughts on “Waiting”
I needed this encouragement as I have been struggling in my own waiting time tonight. Thank you.
You’re welcome. I am in awe at how God works that way.
I may be a bit more patient as I grow older, but waiting and patience are still not one of my strengths.
It is encouraging to do a Bible word study on the word “wait”. It’s in there a lot! Hmmmm……maybe because we have such a hard time doing it! 🙂
Repetition is the key to learning. Repetition is the key to learning. 😉 I remember that from a 7th grade teacher. God clearly thinks that way as well. Do you still have your notes from your study on the word wait?