Why does waiting seem uncomfortable?
Is it the silence?
Or the unanswered questions?
Is it the inactivity?
Is it the feeling of stagnacy?
Is it the frustration of kinetic energy forced to remain as potential?
Is it knowing you are not in control?
For whatever reason, you do. I also do.
I run from waiting.
But His word stands true. —
I assure you and most solemnly say to you unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies,
it remains alone [just one grain, never more]. But if it dies, it produces much grain and yields a harvest.
The path to fruitfulness must include this dry season.
Dying. Waiting. Silence.
When it seems as though the very walls are closing in around you, then you know that you are in the right place.
It might feel like the worst place to be but if you just hold on, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
Except a corn of wheat dies, it abides alone…
Your dreams of fulfilling purpose may only just be dreams if you are not willing to go through the process.
The butterfly has to go through the process of being an egg, a caterpillar, pupa and then finally, a beautiful butterfly.
If you can imagine what a seed goes through when it is buried.
The darkness, the silence. The uncertainty.
But it just didn’t know that what it was most uncomfortable with was the necessary path to becoming.
What didn’t feel right, was actually very good for it to fulfill its purpose.
This goes to show that our feelings can be very misleading.
If you decide to rely on your feelings to judge whether or not, a situation is good for you or not, then you would be doing your future and destiny a huge disservice.
Don’t worry about whether you are doing it right.
You are in the right place.
There’s just one thing left to do in that place.
Or rather two.
Trust and Obey.
Trust God for His leading.
Trust Him for provision. Trust Him to reveal the next steps.this also means
This also means no complaints. Too many people ruin their waiting periods with complaints and murmuring.
When you complain, you magnify the problem over God and that’s going to either prolong your waiting period or make you lose your blessing.
Waiting periods for us either to learn a lesson or grow in virtue.
Either way, the aim will be defeated if it is done with complaints.
And then OBEY.
The steps that God will lead you to take might seem foolish but just do it.
When God told Moses to strike the rock and they would have water, Moses could have argued what relationship did the rock have with the water they desperately needed.
But he obeyed.
Same with Joshua. When God told him to march round the Wall of Jericho for seven days.
It wasn’t a logical military move. But because God said it, he obeyed. And the victory was theirs.
So what God might tell you to do may not be the norm, but if you are certain that God spoke, go ahead and do it.
It might be the big break you are waiting for.
Let me conclude with this quote from Raquel Jacobs.
Everything in your past is preparation for something in your future.
God wastes nothing. Even when you have a setback, God has already prepared your comeback.
Rooting for you!