I have never been good at waiting. Our culture breeds instant gratification. We have lost the art on waiting but it is so important.
We need to wait for the right person to spend our life with.
We need to wait for the right timing to have kids.
We need to wait for the right opportunity to be known.
We need to to wait.
A lot of life is spent in the in between spaces and it is important to be able to wait smartly. Waiting is an action. While we are in the season of waiting, we are called to rest and that is actually doing something if you really think about. We are called to be intentional with our time. If I had met Doug 10 years earlier than we met, I wouldn’t have been ready. Trust the timing of your life. Seize the waiting period and as time for preparation. Be expectant that good things will be coming to you, and so you need to prepare yourself to be the best version of yourself in this season of waiting.
When I was in college I didn’t date a lot. I wanted to meet my husband and really didn’t want to settle. I used all the extra time I found myself having studying Gods Word. I would invest in my friendships and was rooting myself in the Lord. I was called to a season of waiting but I know that because I was faithful to the Lord and sought knowledge in His Word, looking back I can so clearly see he was preparing me for Doug. He was working things out in myself that I needed to work out.
Right now I find myself in a season of waiting. I am waiting for the deal to go through, for my kids to be a little older and for myself to find a little more time to get more done. Waiting. I want to rest in the now though. I want to be present in the gifts of today. I don’t want to miss this season with my kiddos, the blessings all around me. I want to rest in my life and delighting the goodness of today. I also know God will be be faithful and make the deep desires in my heat come to fruition, I trust him with my waiting and my todays.
Photos by Corbin Ballard