Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Waiting Season

"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens." -Ecclesiastes 3:1

Well, phewy you might say. It's run through my head several hundred times. Why can't the time be right now?

Right now, the last thing I want to do is to wait for the right time, but that's all I can do. Patience is all I have to bring to the situations and decisions in my life presently, and I must say I'm not a fan. I like to do things and be able to take care of things myself. But with these decisions I'm facing, concerning the future, I can't really do anything. For some of them I know what I want, but I don't know how it would work out. For others, I have no idea what the best path is. So then what?

There is a time for everything, including waiting.

Maybe things will work out how I want them to, or perhaps they'll be completely different and yet completely perfect. But the biggest truth and reality I've been learning is that there's a time for all of that too. It just hasn't come around yet.

Perhaps you're waiting for something too. Perhaps you're growing impatient. Maybe you want to give up on waiting. But do you get out of waiting in line just as you're a person behind the front? I am right there with you in hating to wait, but the rather frustrating fact of the matter is that you will have seasons of waiting in your life. Will you see them through? Will you cut out before you reach the front? Cause hun, you'll just end up going to the back of some other line.

"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." -Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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