Since leaving my job of 17 years in August 2018, I have been in a time of waiting. I have not been given instructions about my next career move or even if I will even return to my field. Although I have done several temporary jobs over the last few years, in the meantime, I’ve been enjoying my time at home with my children while they participate in virtual learning. I have found a new love, crafting. It has brought me so much joy and peace. So, many different things have taken place in my life.
Initially, I was very anxious and continuously applying for positions in my field. Eventually, I stopped and decided to focus on the last instructions God had given me. He had told me to focus on my writing and my family. So, I began to do just that. In doing so, I’ve experienced so much peace about my future. In light of all that has happened in the world since 2018, I have been convinced that I am exactly where He wants me to be. How could I be so sure? Because I have seen Him gradually align various areas of my life, develop me, and give me freedom. Some things have occurred that I could not have happened without God’s hands on them.
Therefore, I have resolved that I will not move until He speaks. I will trust in Him. I also had to commit to change how I wait. Initially, I anxious for something to happen but now I am resting in him and praising Him for the journey. I am more intentional about embracing my NOW and all of the possibilities it brings. You see how we wait for God to move matters. When we complain, we make it an arduous task and torment ourselves. However, when we choose to have an attitude of gratitude, we shift the atmosphere of our lives and posture ourselves for greater works of God in and around us.
Isaiah 40:31 says, “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.” Therefore, how we wait on God matters. We have to wait in a way that is conducive to us receiving renewal, strength, refreshing, restoration, and eventually reward.
What are you waiting on God to do in your life? Have you grown weary in your waiting? Have you become fearful or even doubtful of whether or not He will come through for you? If He is will is not a question, God is faithful in all His promises. If He said it, it will surely come to pass. So, I say,” Dear Friend, wait on the Lord”.
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