Waiting stinks, really it does. Who wants to wait an hour for a meal, have a longer commute to work, wait our turn in our line - no one! Waiting seems to have no purpose than to make us mad -- or does it?
Is there a real value to waiting? There could be. Years ago, I wanted a baby -BAD. I was so anxious to have a baby. When would this baby come? During that time of anxiety I couldn't get pregnant. It was only in waiting to get pregnant that God reveal my first child was going to come from someone other than me. Well, I waited two more years only to travel to Russia and discover the most amazing little toddler who (ironically enough) was waiting on me and my husband! She wasn't ready 4 years before that. God knew when she was ready. And in time, I had my daughter, and three other babies to equal 4! Now that was worth waiting - don'tcha think?
Right now, my husband and I are waiting on a few big things, really big things. But I know that God is big and I am so excited to be waiting on him. Who knows how long it will be. But, I plan to use that time to seek what he wants me to learn, to be better equipped for when that moment of waiting is over.
How exciting is that?