Yes! To waiting

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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!

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One thought on “Yes! To waiting

  1. krispyriceqt says:

    Cheers! Waiting for God to fill our Jason’s 44 year old heart with the light- it’s been a long wait- but we’re waiting with love and hope!!!

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