Updated: Nov 20, 2020
We all have waiting periods in life. Many of us are in one right now.
Waiting is inevitable and it’s a part of life. But that doesn’t make it easier.
Because waiting? It can be excruciating.
But the thing is, there is a way to wait well. Not perfectly... but we can wait well.
Waiting well means not wasting the waiting period. Even if we really want it to be over.
It means recognizing there is still purpose in each day, even if we don’t have our answer. It means still seeking out beauty and goodness even if our mind is racing about what’s to come.
It means taking the energy we could easily put towards fear and frustration, and instead focusing it on loving others and being a light.
Waiting well means acknowledging your emotions and validating they are real...
But not letting your emotions become your truth or letting them decide how you are going to to react.
Life doesn’t stop when we are waiting.
It doesn’t pause and then resume when we are ready to go. It keeps going, and sometimes we need to push ourself to do the same.
We can keep looking at each new day ahead and ask ourself what we can do to make the world a little brighter today, even if our world is feeling dark and heavy.
How people handle the waiting periods shows their grit and strength.
But friend, if you feel like you can’t muster up the strength to wait well, then remember you can also rely on your faith.
Because God isn’t waiting.
This isn’t a nail-biter for Him.
He is outside of time. He’s already seen the whole thing play out.
He’s already seen how you get through this.
So if there is any place to find confidence in this waiting period, it’s in Him.
Don’t wait alone. Invite Him in.
Because the best way to wait well is with Jesus.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog