Yesterday I had no idea I would be sitting in the waiting room, waiting to hear word on a dear friend of mine. While I was there “waiting” I began noticing other people and how they were waiting in “the waiting room.” Have you ever paid attention to how others use their wait time? Perhaps you’ve found yourselves in the waiting room of a lawyer, court corridor, doctor’s office, or hospital, as I was; or somewhere waiting for a promotion, good news, or a situation to change. How did you wait? Honestly, sometimes I would only sit there waiting while others were on their cell phones, reading, tapping their feet, talking, watching the monitor, or even sleeping. I’m asking God to help me be more mindful as to how I wait.
Being observant of this, I’m suggesting while we’re in the waiting room of life, lets not waste our waiting. Time is precious. Use your wait time as an opportunity to be productive. Work while you wait, and watch for revelation. Especially when you’re waiting on the Lord, don’t just sit there. Whether you know it or not there is a lot you can do while in the waiting room. You can be prayerful, maintain a positive attitude, hope, strengthened your faith by reading God’s Word, or lend a helping hand by sharing a word of encouragement. Don’t just sit there and stare at the monitor, look to the Lord.
“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning (Psalm 130:5-6 ESV).
I will keep on thanking God for revealing to me ways to wait in Him. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com