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Monday, March 19, 2012

when the season is called 'wait'

We all have "big things" that happen in our life. Most people call them milestones--though between them is often much longer than a mile! Some of these may include marriage and college graduation, getting a job in your career field, becoming a mother, buying a new home or a myriad of other events. Days and months leading to these momentous junctures often give us a sense of purpose. a motivation to get up. an intention for our day.

But what happens in the between times. 

the wait? 

What is the reason for getting up each and every day with no change on the horizon? 

I have, on occasion, struggled with that. And I have noticed others struggle with it also. perhaps someone engaged in an occupation that was not their "goal" when they finished college or a mother of young children or a family simply struggling to make ends meet. 

and I have thought, in those between times, "Is this really God's will for my life?"


Of course, when the baby has messed all over and there are crayon markings on the wall, that is NOT the rest of my life. or yours. And when your vocation is not what was intended upon college enrollment, that is NOT the rest of your life.

But it is where you are. now. and our question should be:
Lord, what is your will for my life---today?

For me, today is about loving my children. preparing food. washing laundry. kissing my husband. encouraging a friend.
For you, today is about DOING whatever is required of you-be it as a SAHM, a teacher, a store clerk.... whatever! and doing it with your whole heart as unto the Lord! And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:23,24 

Be a godly example of obedience to those under you AND those above you! Make wise decisions. And WAIT. 

because we never "arrive" at the rest of our life! 

Today is also about renewing my strength, preparing my soul for what lies ahead. 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 

The Psalms are full of verses about waiting. sometimes the author was pleading for help and sometimes he was simply weary of waiting. sometimes he was calm and content and sometimes he was not. but still, he waited.

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. [why would he need courage if he were doing nothing during his waiting?]

WAIT, but don't stop LIVING and SERVING while you wait!

[On a more personal note, this spring has become quite busy in our family! We are in the midst of getting our garden prepared, and I have several obligations that are taking my time. For the next month or six weeks posts are likely to be very sporadic. I pray all continues well with those of you who stop by, and please visit around my previous posts as well as the {KINDRED} BLOGS blog roll on the sidebar!!]

1 comment:

  1. I was just thinking about this yesterday. Some days it seems like I have done nothing for God and I guess that's one way we get off track. We don't see what we do daily is really meaningful so we search for something else. But God put me in my home to love my husband and children and that is shown to them by the daily things I do. I'm sure when my kids are all grown and married they won't remember the times I left to help someone else so much, but the times I did things for them. I thank God for my home and the love God has given me for the ones who reside under our roof.


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