The Single Woman’s Dash of Sass: The Art of Waiting
Quote of the Day:
“Patience is tied very closely to faith in our Heavenly Father. Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God’s purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.” ~Neal A. Maxwell
The Single Woman Says:
Arguably one of the most difficult concepts in life for us to grasp is the art of waiting patiently. Our instinct is to try, to strive, to work, to plan, to do everything in our power to inspire some sort of ACTION! But I think sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting for the thing is even more important than the thing itself.
In my own life, I am currently waiting. And I’m not doing a very good job of it. Like a kid on the way to Disney World, I keep asking “Are we there yet?” But God is currently too busy teaching me how to wait to answer. What am I waiting for, you might ask? Someday soon, I will fill you guys in. For now, it doesn’t matter. What are we ALL waiting for? An answer. A response. A reaction. Love. A second chance. An email. A phone call. The next step. A new job. A new beginning. We’re all waiting for SOMETHING. And today I want to encourage you to embrace the art of waiting patiently. If you’re still waiting for it, it mean you’re not yet ready for it…whatever “it” is…so stop looking at waiting as a punishment and start looking at it as preparation!
The time between when you wish for something & when it actually comes true is a vital moment. Sometimes the moments spent WAITING for something are even more important than the moment the something actually happens. And not all wishes are meant to come true. Some wishes are only there to teach us how to wait. These wishes are no less magical…maybe even more so…because they bring us not an instant blessing, but a lifelong lesson.
Today, as you wait, remember this: The stretching of your faith is immediate pain that results in ultimate gain. It is in the waiting that we become who we are meant to be.