Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Does it ever drive you totally crazy to be waiting?

As a kid you live in anticipation while waiting for your birthday, Christmas, and school to end for the year.
You have such a hard time waiting and not peaking at gifts before its time to open them.
You crave the freedom summer brings from school and it gets difficult to stay on task and finish strong.

In your teen years you can't wait till you're 16 and can get your permit.
Then to be able to get your license and have your first car.
Then to graduate from high school and go off to college.
You go off and search for your first job and you have to wait to see if you get a call for an interview.
After being interviewed you wait to hear if you got the job.

Then you meet that special someone.
Things start to get serious and you can't wait to get engaged.
And the waiting can be very difficult in the area of physical intimacy.
You begin planning the wedding and you just can't wait for the day you say "I do!"
And your waiting pays off.
You're happily married.

Then a new season of waiting begins.
For some its waiting for their purchase offer to go through on a house.
For some its waiting for their debts to be fully paid off before getting to dream of a house.
For others its waiting to get pregnant or awaiting the arrival of a new baby.
Waiting for that adoption to go through.

Personally right now, I am in a season of waiting.
I am patiently anxiously awaiting the arrival of our second son any day now. (He's officially 3 days over due.)
I'm also waiting for the day that we are debt free.
Then waiting till we have enough saved up for a nice down payment on a house.
I'm waiting for my husband's dream job to become a reality.
I'm waiting.

But I have to admit that I'm not always the best at waiting.
Sometimes it makes me feel like my whole life is on  hold when I'm waiting.
I don't know about you but sometimes I just plain get tired.
I get sick and tired of trying to wait patiently and I'm even guilty of trying to make things happen in my timing.
But did you know we have been called to be faithful in the waiting,
and when we do we'll be rewarded with an amazing source of strength?
I know I forget this often.

"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; 
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; 
and they shall walk, and not faint." -Isaiah 40:31

So what about you?
Are you currently in a season of waiting?
I would love to hear from you and be able to pray for you in your season of waiting no matter what it is.

Really amazing song that constantly reminds me what I should be doing while I'm waiting.


  1. hmm, wonder where you had to memorize that bible verse? Could it have been with me in Zambia?

    Also, I too was due at the end of July, but I waited until August 7...time to share my birthday with your son??? Sorry mama, you have to hold out a bit longer. only 6 more days over due. tehehehe, just kidding that would be fun for me, but yucky for you.

    hmm, waiting. Right now, for a few plans to come through that should happen Sunday, and then waiting to hear the answer from that. Being trained as a Barista at my new job. Waiting to see my parents in a few weeks.

    BUT!!! What is we looked at this a little differently?

    I am preparing, and working? These are actions:

    Preparing myself to learn and be the 'new kid in town' for a while while I train.

    Working on paying the college loans.

    You are preparing for the arrival of your son.

    Working on saving for a house.

    For me anyway, it helps to realize that I am not just sitting and waiting for life to happen. I am making it happen right now. For you it is being a mom, you feed your son, prepare for the new baby, and much more.

    Maybe what I am saying is that I try to enjoy each day God has given by changing my view on why I am doing certain things.

  2. I am waiting to be debt free too. Those student loans are killer! Thanks for sharing your blog with me and congrats on the newest little one as I am sure they are here by now :)