We’ve all been there. In fact, most of us are probably there right now. We don’t like this particular season, but it has a way of finding us. We’d rather skip through all of this, but then we’d miss so much on our journey. God has so much that He wants to teach us during this time, but we are the ones setting the pace for that. We decide just what it’s going to be like. We’ll either embrace it for all that it is, or we’ll go through it kicking and screaming.
This season that I’m referring to is none other than a season of waiting. If we were to get really honest, I would be willing to bet that there is something you have prayed about and cried out to God about, but yet He seems so silent on. You haven’t seen Him do anything. It seems as if He doesn’t really care about you. You just wish that He would show you something to let you know that it was all going to be okay. You feel forgotten and pushed aside. If only…if only He would let you know something, then it wouldn’t be so hard to go through this time.
Don’t feel bad if this describes you. We’ve all felt that way at some point in our lives. So many times, we try to act as if our human emotions don’t exist. We feel as if we are horrible people for thinking things of that nature, but that’s not how God sees it. He understands all of your up and down emotions even better than you do. It’s always best to come to Him in complete honesty with all that we are experiencing. He’s big enough to handle every negative thought that you bring to Him. In fact, He loves your honesty because then you aren’t hiding behind anything. You are just being you, and He loves that.
I don’t have a clue what you are waiting on God for at this point in your life. I wish that I had the ability to make it all better for you, but that’s not my job. I would be doing a great disservice to God if I did that. I would be keeping Him from growing you during this waiting season. You would miss so much by not going through this. I know that you aren’t able to see that from your viewpoint right now, but when it’s all said and done, then you will be a much stronger person having gone through this.
So this sounds all good and well, but what do you do in the waiting? How do you face this season without feeling like you’re going to go crazy from just continuing to hold on? How are you supposed to look at this through God’s eyes and perspective?
The first thing you can do in this season is to work on becoming a better version of you. What are some goals that you have set, but have failed to work on? Maybe there’s a hobby that you’ve put off pursuing. Maybe you need to work on finishing that degree, along with hundreds of other suggestions. You are the one that knows exactly what this is that you need to be doing in this season. Don’t waste this time for one day this season will be over and time passed, and you won’t have anything to show for it. This isn’t being selfish, so stop making excuses. God loves it when you care enough about yourself to work on you. In fact, He thought you were important enough to die on the cross for you. Find out just what this thing is that you need to work on, and pursue it passionately. Love yourself enough to do this.
The second thing that you need to be pursuing in this season of waiting is getting to know God better. This is the perfect time to find out more about the character of God. Pursue Him not for the answer on what you’re waiting on Him for, but pursue Him just for pursuing’s sake. Seek His heart and not just His hand. Yes, you are coming to God about something that you need His help on, but there’s so much to be gleaned in this season in your relationship with Him other than just what you’re wanting Him to do. You will experience Him in this season in a way that you would never have experienced Him had you not been exactly where you are. Fall in love with Jesus all over again. Pursue Him passionately.
And lastly but definitely not least, find a way to enjoy your life every single day. So many times when we’re in a season of waiting, we have a tendency to put our lives on hold. Don’t wait for the answer to come before you start living. Each day is a gift that God blesses us with. Even though life may not be ideal for you right now, that doesn’t keep you from making the most of everyday. You may be facing situations that you don’t like, but you are the only one responsible for your attitude in this season. It’s not so much about what we’re facing as it is our decision to go through it in a way that is pleasing to God. God understands that you don’t like this waiting season, but it blesses His heart when you make the most of everyday and enjoy this beautiful gift of life even in spite of not knowing when He is going to come through.
So it’s my prayer that you will embrace this season of waiting for all that God has in store for you. I know that you don’t know how God is going to come through or even when He’s going to come through, but that’s okay. Sometimes waiting can be ever so painful as you have more questions than answers. I don’t know what He has in store for you, but you must know that what He does have is greater than what you can even think or imagine. The sky is the limit with God. Take off the lid and watch Him work. It may not be in your timetable or even the way that you would have chosen to work, but it will be filled with great possibility and hope for your future even if it doesn’t look like it. Be brave and just dive in. The Father is waiting for you.