I am happy, as always, to be writing to you again. By the way, I haven’t got a chance to say a “Happy New Month” right here on the blog; so Happy New Month! I do hope that your March is starting off well.
Today’s post is inspired by a personal experience – a not-so-long-ago experience, to be exact. We live in a fast-paced world and because of this, we are expected to constantly be on the move. This is not wrong in all of itself, but is it really the reality at all times?
We are expected to move whether by flying, running, jumping, walking or crawling, but no one remembers to tell us to also wait. When traveling by air, we have stopovers or a time where we wait to board. When running, we have starting points, where we wait before we begin the race. When walking, we stop to check directions or take a breath. When driving, we are either forced to stop because of traffic or to willingly wait at a particular juncture. While thinking about all of this, I did a kind of stock-taking on my life and I realized that “waiting” is also a type of movement.
We hate to admit this kind of movement, but we cannot even avoid it. What do we wait for or wait on, therefore?
I decided to put this first, because this has kept me going. For instance, God promises you, “I will never leave you nor forsake you”, but you seem to currently wallow in the seas of abandon. My advice? Wait on God’s promises. Relax. My few months after leaving the university have made me realize that we are actually all running different races, and my “wait” season isn’t your “wait” season. We are different and so are our journeys. So, what do you do? Wait. God has promised you an international job? Or you even saw it in a vision? But your current life does not even look like it? My advice? Wait. The fact that you have seen it does not necessarily today mean it’s coming to pass today. so, wait and believe. Remember Father Abraham? Read Romans 4:18-21
You may ask, “So what do I do while I’m waiting?”
Keep doing what you’re doing.
Keep at the little things that seem insignificant.
Keep following that passion, that dream, that goal.
Keep staying on, staying up and showing up.
Keep putting in all of the efforts into that dream of yours.
While waiting, you should also do something important: Learn.
The illusion that you are learning when you’re sitting and doing nothing is very possible. Learning, most times, is a conscious activity. So, pick up a book, get trained in a class, study and learn from those in your industry (the internet has made accessing information one of the cheapest things to afford). Get rid of distractions and learn.
Contrary to popular opinion, your “wait” season does not have to be a season of depression or being downcast, thinking you’d remain in the valley forever. Your wait season is actually your opportunity to grow and get your house in order.
I have shared the story of the Chinese bamboo on the blog sometime ago, and it applies to what the wait season means. The Chinese bamboo seed is planted, watered and nurtured, but for five whole years, nothing is seen above the ground. Then, in the fifth year, it suddenly begins to grow and sprout up and it becomes very tall, taller than most of the trees in the forest. How amusing, right? That is exactly what the wait season looks like. It seems like you’re not moving, but you are gathering momentum. It seems like everything is moving slowly for you and all your so called “mates” are ahead of you, but indeed you are only preparing for prosperity.
One more thing: there would be many wait seasons in all of our lives (so you better get used to it ?). Always remember in those times to embrace it and to walk tall in those seasons, with the promises of God in your heart and the spirit to learn in your heart alike.
Take this with you: the waiting which leads to nothing is the waiting in which you do nothing.
You’d get past this.
You’d get past this.
With Overflowing Love,