Have you ever been in the position of waiting?
Maybe you’re waiting to hear about a job, or perhaps you are shopping for your first house.
Waiting to get pregnant.
Or to overcome the addiction; to graduate from school or to rebuild a broken relationship.
We’ve all been there.
Maybe you’re waiting and you’re not exactly sure what it is you’re waiting on?
I recently attended a class entitled What to Do While You Wait.
You’re not alone.
Studies have been done on the effects waiting has on us. The consensus is that waiting can bring out the worst in us. Waiting tends to bring to surface those feelings of injustice. We get all riled up when someone cuts in line. Or you’re sitting in the doctor’s office, and not one but THREE people are called before you are.
One of the hardest things by far is to watch someone get the exact thing that you’ve been waiting on for so many years.
I experienced that about 28 years ago when trying to get pregnant. All of my friends were becoming mothers for the second and third time while I was waiting to have my first.
Waiting can cause personal growth if we are open to it. In the class I attended, we were encouraged to make waiting the event, not what we are actually waiting on.
Because it’s ALWAYS about the journey.
Who you become while you are waiting is the MAIN THING.
So what are you waiting for? What is that thing in your life that you have been waiting to come to pass? What is it you’re hoping to see? What are you doing while you wait?
What do we do while we wait?
We live. Live! LIVE!
Don’t forget to live!
We can get so caught up with the waiting that we forget life is happening all around us! We can get so caught up with waiting that we miss the opportunities along the way.
The speaker of the class I attended shared the journey of adopting twin girls from Haiti. He and his wife started the process of adoption when those girls were five years old. They were finally able to take them home when the girls were eight.
“Be a family now”, was their mantra. Do whatever it is you need to do to be whatever it is you want to see.
Because good things happen while you wait.
Don’t miss it.