Waiting....it's not the easiest task to accomplish, yet it does have its pay-off. Living in a day and age where we can microwave almost any meal, have access via the web to any information, or have a hamburger our way within five minutes doesn't help matters. Instead of waiting for a letter through the Postal Service, we have email. So it's no surprise that it's a challenge to most people to wait, myself included. I even get frustrated when my internet or the e-mail is a minute slower than I think it should be. The word wait is throughout the Bible. One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 40:31..."But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not be faint." Isn't that great?
Admittedly this is hard to apply in day to day life. I've been in the process waiting for about five months now. Believe me, it has been tough. I received a job last November(after searching a long time) and have been waiting ever since then to truly get started. Don't get me wrong, I'm thankful I have a job. It will be nice to get started and actually see the income come in for it. Several times I have doubted and even wanted to find something else, but yet I waited. I actually started looking for another job one day, and had prayed to God and asked for guidance on what to do. The very next day, I got an email from my employer and she explained everything to me and said she hoped I hadn't changed my mind about working with them. I hadn't contacted her recently, and hadn't heard from her in a couple of weeks. To me, that was my answer, wait...it was the encouragement I needed. Today I am getting closer to getting stared,but still waiting a bit more. Doubts come and go, but I am still waiting. Things take time, even jobs. 1 Peter 5:7 says "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time" (bold mine). I am expectant and excited that after waiting this long, this job must be bringing great things! It may not be perfect, but definitely worth the wait. God has a plan for us (Jeremiah 29:11), it just may not happen when we think it should. We have to trust God and wait.