What do we in the middle of a “waiting” season? We are all waiting for something to happen: Waiting for that new opportunity, waiting for a new job to start, waiting for a dream delayed. We can all relate, waiting is part of life.
Personally, right now I am waiting for a breakthrough, something specific I’m believing God for, need His help to take me through. And while in my own waiting season (however long it takes) I want to share a few things that I’m being intentional about to stay winning each day:
- Staying grateful. This is hard for me, a moment by moment struggle. Let’s admit it: it’s so hard when you’re “in the waiting” to remain grateful day in and day out, unbearable at moments. Yep, I’m right there with you. But a grateful heart produces joy in our circumstances. Being grateful when things are good and wonderful is easy but staying grateful when we’re uncomfortable and ready to be in a different place that’s where its challenging. We have to be intentional and committed to being grateful daily.
- Know you’re not alone. The presence of God is with us even in a waiting season. Psalm 23:4 – He’s the Shephard. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…” If there is a shadow it means there is light. If there is a light that means Jesus is present. His presence is with you even in the waiting season. You are not alone, never.
- Don’t compromise. Don’t do something you’ll regret. When the waiting gets hard you are tempted to throw in the towel, to give up your commitment to obeying the Word of God. Don’t do that something you promised yourself you’d never do because you’re weary. Don’t settle for less than God’s best your breakthrough could be around the corner. Don’t lose hope, not today!
- Keep walking with Jesus. Abide. Seek. Press into God. Allow God to use you while you wait. Pray for others who are in a tough season. Encourage someone. Give it your all today and be a blessing to those around you. Do everything unto the Lord.
Let’s keep walking through “the waiting (the valley, the storm)” because there are promises and blessings on the other side. With Jesus all things are possible. Trust Abba Father. It will ALWAYS be so worth it.