I have found myself in this season of waiting ... and I'll be honest and say, I'm not really good at it! I've always thought of waiting as useless...a waste of time! Truthfully speaking, who likes to wait? I tend to grow impatient and anxiety can creep in. It's like a red light when I'm already late or a long line up when there is a thousand things on my "to-do" list! It can be frustrating to say the least and yet, this is where God has me right now! For a while, I just didn't understand why...and so I cried out, "what am I waiting for? and why? hasn't it been long enough?" I took my two year old temper tantrum ... shaking fists, stomping feet ... such a pretty sight for a grown woman, but it lead me to this ...
"do you not trust Me when my answer is wait? my sweet child ... I have a plan and it is better than anything you could ever imagine! this is just a season ... WAIT!" ~GOD
Sometimes I forget that childlike faith is completely different than acting like a child.
We all have seasons we need to go through. A fallow field, a winter wood ... valleys, deserts, pits ... regardless of what you use to define your wait, it tends to look barren, bleak, bare and yet this is where the greatest work takes place. I didn't understand the "fallow field" I was in because I saw it as unproductive ... but God is opening my eyes to see it from His perspective.
"wait is your call for mepatience is the virtue you long to see"
Often I find that I want to know His plan, so I can trust the plan ... however God hides the plan so I will KNOW and trust Him! I struggle still ... with the wait ... and especially with patience but that is another part of the growth in this season. The next season awaits ... and when I am ready, God will bring me to it! Until then ... I will pray, trust and wait!
declares the Lord,
“plans to prosper you and not to harm you,
plans to give you hope and a future.”