As I sit here waiting…LITERALLY…on baby Brooke to make her entrance into the world I have spent some time thinking about the concept of waiting. The definition of wait is “stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens” or “used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen”.
I think right now and in so many circumstances I can relate to “eagerly impatient for something to happen”. What are you currently waiting on? Are you waiting to find a boyfriend or for the guy you have a crush on to ask you out? Are you waiting to hear back from a college? Are you waiting for your boyfriend to propose? Are you waiting to hear back on your dream job? Are you waiting for the BIG DAY to walk down the aisle and marry the love of your life? Are you waiting for the two lines to show up on the pregnancy test? Are you waiting for your baby to sleep through the night? Are you waiting to hear back from your doctor with test results? Are you waiting for the “perfect” house to come on the market? Are you waiting for the day you have to say goodbye to your parents? What are you waiting on?
In so many different seasons of life waiting can look so different! It can be happy, sad, stressful, exciting and everything in between. I have only lived 29 years of life and can already think of so many times that I have had to wait. As Christians we are called to “Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart be courageous. Wait for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14.
Today in my bible study small group be talked briefly about this but it really stuck with me. It is so easy to get caught up in planning life or being impatient for what is coming next. But sometimes we are so busy looking into the future that we miss the present. I am so guilty of this (ask anyone who knows me well)!
So, no matter what season of life you are in and no matter what you are waiting on (most of us are waiting on something) stop and appreciate where you are and what God is currently doing in your life. Whether you are at the “top of a mountain” or “deep in a valley”, God is with you and has a plan for what he is doing. I say this having been in BOTH situations and looking back I can see EXACTLY how God was working. Psalm 27:13 says “I am certain that I will see the Lord’s goodness in the land of the living” and we have to have that hope!
So, as I sit here impatiently waiting for my baby girl and super uncomfortable I am going to trust that God’s timing is PERFECT and focus on all the good! I wanted SO BADLY to get pregnant after my miscarriage and I am so thankful that I did! I only have a few days left with just my first born and I am going to smother him with all the kisses and snuggles. I am going to be thankful for my marriage and my husband who has been so helpful and kind these last few weeks. I am so excited for my sister and the amazing year she has coming becoming a doctor.
So many of you have heard that saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.” Let’s change that to “the grass is greener where you water it”. Take a moment today to stop, “water your grass” and give thanks for all the good that is in your life!