The first thing I want everyone to do is raise your hand if waiting is your favorite thing to do. What no hands waiving around in the air? So I see you are like me, and waiting is more than likely scraping the bottom on the list of things that you love to do. The truth is that waiting is often a painstaking and painful process that most get tired of even at the thought of enduring. As women it is easy to feel like we’re born to wait, whether we are waiting to be asked to that dance or to be able to wear makeup as young women. Or whether we’re waiting to be asked to marry the man of our dreams or what seems like the wait of all waits; the months and months that drag by as we WAIT with great anticipation to meet that little person who has been developing in our bellies.
So life begs the question, why all this waiting?? Well, as you are reading this I want to challenge you to look at waiting in a different way. Is it possible that this painful process has a purpose, and that on the other side of our tears and tantrums there is an amazing father God who is patiently waiting for his beautiful little girls to get up, stop whining, and trust that He is a good father who only wants the best for them? The writer of Ecclesiastes reminds us all throughout chapter 3 that there is a time and season for everything that God has designed.
So dear sisters let’s lock arms in this journey of endurance and determine that regardless of what the world or our flesh says we are going to wait on the Lord. During this time let’s Worship, be Anointed by the Holy Spirit with grace to endure, engage in true Intimacy with our maker and know that this Time is teaching us some powerful and needed lessons. In those times when you get impatient and are tempted to throw a tantrum (and you will be tempted) remember what Isaiah 40:31 says “Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary”. Keep WAITING sisters and know that at some point in our lives we are all in a painful yet purposeful wait.
Jacqueline Taylor, the author of this blog post, is the Pastor’s wife from the Village Church, Portsmouth and has 4 children.