Our culture is obsessed with movement. Forward. Onward. Upward. The fastest route to get to the best location. Impatience is now a virtue.
What no one tells you is that in real life, waiting isn’t optional.
One of the most fascinating Bible characters is Daniel. He lived in exile with a promise of returning home for 70 years. Not only did he wait, he learned the secret to waiting well.
Thanks, Dan for setting the bar so high. Sigh…
What I learn from his story is that I can’t speed up the process and temper tantrums don’t change things (trust me, I already tried.)
So I might as well look for the gifts hidden while I am waiting…the little extras shrouded in ordinary. I can use this time to prepare for what’s next. So that whenever I get there, I’m ready for the next part of the adventure!
You see, the adventure is already happening, right here. Right now. And I don’t want to miss it…even though I am waiting.
Here’s to waiting well!