I’m waiting on my retro Nolan Ryan jersey to arrive in the mail. If it’s anything close to the picture on the ebay listing, then I will be thrilled.
I feel like I spend a lot of my life waiting. It’s exhausting at times and scary at times but always worth whatever time it takes.
I remember when I found out that Mafiaoza’s was coming to The Factory in Franklin. It felt like forever. I drove by several times and it seemed like nothing was happening. Then boom, one day there it was, all filled with customers and glorious pizza.
Most of us will spend most of our lives waiting on one thing or another, whether that be a spouse or a career or a place to live.
I still don’t believe that waiting is sitting idly by, like waiting for the phone to ring.
I believe waiting involves action.
That action is mainly preparing yourself to receive what it is that you’re waiting for.
The Bible says that those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. Again, it’s not an idle and passive kind of waiting, but one that involves surrender and constantly being vigilant to the voice of God.
As my pastor has said more than once, when God calls you, you won’t have time to get ready. You’ll have to be ready. And waiting is the process of being made ready to answer God’s call when it comes.
Waiting is hard. The temptation is always there to give up or to take matters into your own hands to achieve your own desired outcome. Sometimes, the bravest part of waiting is simply showing up and not giving up for one more day, one more hour, one more minute.
Good things come to those who wait, not passively and idly, but with expectation and readiness.