Waiting– an active verb?

What do you think of waiting?  Is it something passive– sedentary?  Is it a sign of weakness done mostly by people who don’t have the guts or gumption to take things into their own hands?  I surely am not the first person to point out that we live in an age of instant gratification … or at least the pursuit or illusion of that.

It seems to me the longer I live, that waiting is a very active verb.  It takes strength to wait.  It takes resolve not to give into impatience.   One needs to have vision of future goals and a good grasp of consequences- both positive and negative- of failure.  We also must have hope and confident expectation.  How sad that mankind has given up waitiing and put their energies in so many activities and dreams that are false or weak and will never fill the cry of our hearts nor the destiny God has called us into.

We are so often hypocrites and opportunists.  I am not talking about the ‘worldling’… to be blinded by this earthly kingdom and chasing vanities is to be expected from the lost.  But, we as Christians should not live so.  We should not be so easily distracted…. 1. walkiing as the youth of today in a group- while texting others as if they are going to be left out…… or like many of their adult models..   2. trying to get in the hottest ‘social network’ or ‘linked in’ to as many different potential agenda advancers as possible.

Maybe I am blogging to myself here, so I am going to encourage myself to be patient.  I am going to try to keep true to the destiny I am called to.  Help me Lord, not be so concerned when my roles in life change, as they do for all of us.  You have called me for such a time as this and so I will trust that the ‘confinements’ during this particular waiting stage are shaping me and my character.  Maybe the best thing you and I can do to position ourselves would be to remain faithful and vigilant.  Don’t let anyone other than the Holy Spirit call you away from your mission.

“Seek first the Kingdom of God.. and all these things will be added unto you.”

“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in Him.. to the one who seeks Him.  It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.”


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