Content in Waiting

I found myself with extra time today that I hadn’t anticipated, so I sat down to write. None of the directions I’ve been working on lately seemed to fit. I decided to go back to some stuff I began several years ago that, at the time, I had no idea how to finish. I read the first lines and tears welled up in my eyes. I immediately knew what I needed to write. Not only did I know how to sum it up, but I’m in a totally different place than I was four years ago and was able to finish it with a new take on life.

waitI get in a hurry sometimes. I don’t understand why God would have me leave something unfinished. I see little snippets of this big picture He’s laying out before me but I can’t tell how all of the pieces are going to come together. Life is so often filled with seasons of waiting accompanied by seasons of blind obedience. I want to shake my fist and question; I want God to part the waters and make it happen now! For me being content while waiting is the biggest challenge. Webster defines content as: pleased and satisfied; not needing more. I always want more: an explanation, a direction, a meaning, a purpose. I want God to show me the in and outs. I am still trying to learn to just trust His leadership and not question His motives. His motives are pure and good. I just need to remember that.

Through this simple little example today, I can see that I need to trust that God knows what He is doing. From the smallest little details to the biggest life-altering events, God’s timing is always better than our own.




One thought on “Content in Waiting

  1. Well, how do you do it? Again you take the words right out of my mouth. I do remember those thoughts when I was close to your age and oh well, I almost don’t want to say, but there there even at my age:) NOW! Gee! Can’t we ever learn. Well, yeah, we can. The waiting’s not any easier, but each day the Lord is closer. Now that’s something to shout about. Let’s take heart together…..Okay? You are amazing. Funny, I just read today some letters you had written to me way back in ’10. Whoa! Your honesty in word is refreshing! I love you. Jesus loves you more!


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