What does waiting feel like to you?
We wait in lines
We wait in cars
We wait in trains, buses, street corners
We wait on decisions
We wait on the news
We wait on results
We wait for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
We wait for plans to be made
Every moment of our day we exercise the will of waiting which in itself is a discipline in pausing.
The irony is we are anxious, irritated, and quick to run through the pause of waiting.
We want the “waiting” to be quick so we can rush to the other “wait”.
These past few months I’ve had to master the “waiting”.
Some days I’m thankful
Some days I’m anxious
Some days I cry over it
Yet, I have finally come to accept that my “waiting” is not the same as your “waiting”, because I have lessons that I need to learn that will chisel away at my character and expand my understanding and appreciation for the why of my wait.
So, if you are in any season of “wait”…take a second to breathe, for that moment may come again disguised as something greater and you will need the tools you gained in every “waiting” experience to continue to live thoughtfully in your life that knowingly or unknowingly affects others.
Your wait is for you and me.
My wait is for me and you.
Let’s make the pause a party and the wait a wonder.