How to be Brave in Life Waiting for Something

Inside: We experience a lot of waiting in life.  How well do you wait? Could waiting for the Lord be a hallmark of Christians? Is this something that sets us apart from a fast-paced culture?
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Today I’m sharing at Crystal Twaddell’s site and her series, “Made for Brave.” We can be brave because we have the Kings of Kings on our side.

How to Be Brave in Life Waiting For Something. In life, we experience a lot of waiting for something, How well do you wait? Could waiting for the Lord be a hallmark of Christians? Is this something that sets us apart from a fast-paced culture? #waitingforGod #faith #mylife #therightone #marriage

Doesn’t it seem like we’re always waiting?

Waiting to turn our sweet sixteen and learn to drive, hanging on to become an adult, then we linger waiting for the big 2-1.

We find ourselves awaiting Mr. Right, having kids, those kids growing up, and filling the time until we’re retired. We are waiting to get to each of these moments.

However, these are just the big moments in life we have to have the patience for.

In the ordinary of life, we sit in traffic and at the doctor’s office. Although we are primed to wait, it doesn’t come naturally.

What Are We Waiting For?

Our culture is a fast experience culture. We have fast food, 1-hour photos, drive-thru restaurants, and microwaves so we don’t have to linger any longer than we should.

So we have this juxtaposition of needing to wait but not having the patience to do it.

Can I be honest? I loathe waiting. If I can find a quick, faster solution, I will avoid waiting.

Instant gratification is a beautiful concept.

Over the history of humans, we’ve progressed from a patient nation to a “have it now” one. Our nation has also moved farther away from God. Could this be a coincidence?

How to Be Brave in Life Waiting For Something. In life, we experience a lot of waiting for something, How well do you wait? Could waiting for the Lord be a hallmark of Christians? Is this something that sets us apart from a fast-paced culture? #waitingforGod #faith #mylife #therightone #marriage

Why Should We Wait in Life?

And yet, one of the fruits of the Spirit is patience.

You see, we aren’t humanly patient, so God gave us some help to grow patience in us.

To read more follow me to Crystal’s site.

 

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14 thoughts on “How to be Brave in Life Waiting for Something

  1. I loathe waiting as well but the Lord has taught me more in my waiting. When I waited to have kids for several years, and when I waited for healing. I nodded when I read these lines in agreement and had to chuckle ” Our culture is a fast experience culture. We have fast food, 1-hour photos, drive-thru restaurants, and microwaves so we don’t have to linger any longer than we should.”

  2. Wow! I needed to read this today. I have become very frustrated as of late, waiting on something to happen, and it does not seem like it is going too. So, thank you for the reminder to be brave and trust in God!

  3. Waiting is hard and the opposite of what our society has become. So we have taken something that is already against our human nature and caused it to be enhanced against our world around us. That takes tremendous strength, trust, and faith!

  4. There is rising up that happens only in the waiting. When we think it’s heavily painful, there is something that the Lord does that we no longer stay on the ground but soar high.

  5. Ugh yes – this has been one of my biggest struggles over the years!! I’ve also loved the book Seasons of Waiting, by Betsy Childs Howard. Clicking over to read the rest of the post!

  6. When I feel impatient I am reminded of Joseph. He was destined to lead but God needed to prepare him. So if I am feeling impatient, I often ask if I need to be prepared … it can help 🙂

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