Living Purposefully in the Waiting Lane

Some of you may be familiar with the song, “I Don’t Mind Waiting” by Juanita Bynum, but “wait” is a transitive verb. It has two characteristics: one it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity, and two, it must have a direct object, meaning something or someone who receives the action. So waiting does not mean sitting back doing nothing, while expecting the perfect job. That is laziness. It does not imply keeping your heart shut tight, waiting for the “perfect” man or woman, which for some women is Mr. Tall Dark and Handsome. That is foolish. The other day, I read a post from someone in my blogging community that makes perfect sense. It goes something like this: God will not send you someone perfect. He will send someone perfect for YOU. So, to wait is to live in expectation of something, but you should be prepared for the expected.

Although God is still in the miracle business, doing nothing will produce nothing. If you put nothing out there, that is exactly what will return to you—nothing. While you are living in expectation, you should be making preparations to receive His blessings.

Much can be accomplished while you are in the waiting lane if you view it as a service road designed for you to gain new insights, by reexamine the things that are not working in your life. It’s a place to rethink relationships, discover who you are and where you are going. It’s a time to spring clean your mental closet and renew your mind. The waiting lane the perfect opportunity to tune-up your spiritual engine, set personal and professional goals for your new season ahead. The waiting lane is where you learn to trust God as you observe His mighty hand at work in your life. So while you are waiting, live purposefully, love yourself, take time to smell the roses, and observe the Creator at work! He is a faithful God and He will give you the desires of your heart.


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