If there is one thing that I hate, it’s waiting. Seriously, waiting sucks.
I am such an impatient person. When I want something or want change–I want it immediately.
I was talking to one of my best friends the other night and she asked me if I noticed how everyone in our little friend circle is waiting for something..
She’s right. It doesn’t matter what we are waiting for; the boy, a ring, peace at work, a beach body, or a new car. We are ALL waiting–and it sucks.
Girlfriend, I don’t know about you. It may be that you have been in this season for 5 years or 5 months–regardless, I feel your pain. We all are there.
A few days ago, my inner brat came out and I asked God why was he putting me through all of this? Why am I so tired? Where is He? Why do I constantly feel the enemy attacking? Why am I angry? Why does he bring people in our lives JUST to take them out again?
So many “uninviteds” pop up in our lives during these seasons. Anxiety, fear, stress, doubt, and insecurity love to pull the rug out from underneath me from time to time–especially when I feel like I am actually becoming stable on my own two feet. This is where I find myself being angry–being angry at God more specifically.
Many girls ask me, “How do I wait? What do I do now?”
Wait well, my friend.
HAHA, if you’re anything like me you’re gonna need a list of examples..
‘Waiting well’ means living.
Travel, save money, take that class, hang out with your girls, serve.
I think that we sometimes think that we are supposed to sit still and just wait for it to end all on its own and I think that’s where we’re wrong. Of course, prayer is always a go to. I sometimes wonder..uhhh, am I praying too much?
No. 1 Thessalonians 5:16 says, “Pray without ceasing.”
- Work on your relationship with God. Take the first step and pick up the phone and call God back. Get in your Bible–daily. Memorize scripture. Communicate and tell your thoughts to God. Tell Him when you’re angry. He loves when we are real.
- Invest in your friendships. I love my girls. I have had the same circle of girlfriends for a majority of my life. I have picked up some new ones along the way but each one has stayed by my side through the good times and the bad. I know for a fact that I could not get through these long, hard seasons without my best friends.
- Love yourself. What do you love to do? Do it. What are some things that you have always wished to do? Go do it and explore it. Create that bucket list.
- Serve. I say this with a weird feeling in my stomach. Serving is hard. Whether or not you are leading a study, volunteering at church, or helping your neighbors–remember, it is so easy to get burnt out. Allow someone to pour into you while you pour all that you have into others. I have been there–you’ll end up empty with nothing left to give.
My bestie lives in Jacksonville and last Sunday her pastor was preaching on the waiting season. I laughed when she told me that she immediately thought of me. It was one of those situations where I wanted to cry but what would be the point? It was true. I personally feel like I am waiting for a million things right now and that can get discouraging, BUT there is hope and I have discovered it by memorizing scripture.
Romans 12:2 says, “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect.”
Psalm 51:10 says, “Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
And lastly, Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
Please know, I am waiting with you and always remember to wait well, my friend.