Me: “In my devotional the other day, it had a great message about how sometimes when we feel that we’re waiting on God, God is actually waiting on us to be ready for what He has in store for us.”
My Sister: “I think I’ve read that before, too. What devotional was that?”
Me: “My divorce devotional.”
My [happily married] Sister: “Nope. Not the same one.”
I don’t like to wait. I’m not a patient person. But I’ve been learning to be better – not because I want to – but because God thought it was time. So, I’ve been waiting, lately. Or – maybe God’s waiting on me, working on me, preparing me for something He has in store for me that I don’t even know about yet. Either way, it’s not easy.
But it’s okay.
I’m learning, and not just to be patient, but to trust God and His timing and His plan for my life. I’m learning to pray more. I’m learning to open up to others and be more vulnerable. I’m learning to let others pray for me, to even ask others to pray for me. I’m learning to savor moments, to embrace who I am – a fearfully and wonderfully made woman – a child of God. (I just wish I was learning these things a little more quickly – told you I was impatient!)
So, next time you’re forced to wait – at a red light, in line at the store, on life – take a look at what you are learning, or what you could learn. Focus on what God might be doing in your life. I promise it makes waiting just a little bit easier.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” -1 Peter 5:6