Waiting is not doing nothing. Waiting is not sitting idly by watching for God to drop our dreams in our laps.
Waiting means getting ready. It means preparing your fields for rain so that in due time you may reap a harvest.
Waiting means an open mind, a listening ear, and a softened heart.
Waiting means trusting in God’s perfect timing, not forcing anything or speeding things up, but actively trusting that God knows what He’s doing and that what He’s doing is for His glory and for your good.
Waiting means letting go of what you’re grasping with clenched fists to receive what God is preparing you for. It means possibly letting go of something good to receive something better.
Waiting is not something you can learn about by reading up on it or studying other people who wait. You can only learn to wait by waiting, by experience of trial and error and frustration and impatients that finally resolves into peace and serenity and the faith of a child.
Waiting means living with tension and notes that don’t resolve. It means being content with not having answers, but only silence to your myriad of questions.
Waiting is to be still and know that Yahweh is God. He’s in control and His plans will prevail.
Waiting the right way is never in vain and never without its rewards, among those the being greater knowledge and closer intimacy with God. That and that alone is worth the costs that come with waiting.
There’s a lot more to learn about waiting that will take a lifetime to master, but I know this: waiting is a good thing.