What To Do When We Wait

January 21st 2009

It seems like every where we go we wait.  We wait in line at the grocery store, at the post office, at the bank, and we even wait for that all important email!  We sometimes think we are even waiting for what seems like forever for something to download on our computer.  Then there are the waits that last longer then that.  We wait for the day we retire, the day our children become adults, the day vacation finally arrives.

My husband and I we have been waiting for something for over 8 years.  Something that without doubt we know the Lord is asking of us.  So we wait.  We wait for the His perfect timing, His perfect place, and His perfect will.  In the meantime what do we do with all that time?  8 years is a long time to wait when you are convinced that there is something the Lord is asking of you.

First we wait without doubting that the Lord is faithful to His words (Rom 4:20-21).  Then we look to the Lord for what He wants us to learn while we are waiting (2 Pet 3:18).  The process of waiting has been long, and we still wait.  We are confident that what the Lord has asked of us is still what He wants us to do.  We will wait for Him to lead the way.  During this past 8 years we know the Lord has molded each of us in ways that He has needed to, in ways that make us more useable for Him.  He has molded us to be more like Him, and He will continue to do so as we lay upon His Anvil.