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On Learning to Wait

On Learning to Wait

God is telling me to wait, and I hate it.

There are so many things I want to do right now, but I can sense God telling me everyday that it’s not the right time for any of these things.

I’ve always struggled with this. For my entire life, I’ve grabbed the reins, taken control, and tried to do things my way. I’ve made a mess of things more times than I can count in the process.

Here’s something I need to be reminded of daily, and maybe you do too: God wants us to be happy. He wants all of our dreams to come true. He is constantly working on our behalf, BUT “hurry up” is not part of His plan. I guarantee it.

If we want to work with Him, and if we want our hopes and dreams to become reality, we have to accept His time frame. We can’t force our will and expect things to work out.

Letting go of the impatience and desire to have our own way is HARD, but there is beauty in the waiting. There is beauty and joy in letting go and having faith that things will work out the way they’re supposed to, even if it’s not RIGHT NOW.

So for now, I will go to work. I will be thankful for my old, wood paneled house. I will jump for joy when someone orders a single tee shirt from my website. I will wait and trust that great things are coming, and I hope you will too.
Dec 15, 2020

Yes, so true. And how so easily we get impatient and wonder why things are not going well when we take charge and don’t look to God to lead us. I’m sure not doing a good job of listening right now and I must do better! thanks for this post! 🥰

Catherine
Dec 15, 2020

Yes! I’ve felt this same way forever… His timing is a test of our faith, for sure. Life happens everyday, whether we wait for it or live it. ❤️

Richelle
Dec 15, 2020

It would seem the Good Lord is speaking the same words to us, He says the same thing to me that He is speaking to you. Thank you for sharing this. Yes, the waiting is hard, but His way is far superior to anything I can fashion. But oh, the waiting for this task oriented girl is the toughest part I think. We shall wait together. And then we will get to tell each other what amazing goodness He did when the waiting is done!

Tovah Orr

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