While I Am Waiting
Do you ever feel like you’re in a period of waiting? Is it upsetting? This summer I’ve definitely felt like I’ve been waiting and I’m not sure what for. It was a busy start, with two kids graduating, but now things have really slowed down. My calendar has been slow in the speaking world, holding fewer coaching clients, and our AdvoCare business has slowed too. At first, I felt frustrated and maybe even disappointed. What was happening? Why was my work not paying off? Why haven’t my books been selling?
All these questions and no answers have left me struggling for a solution. Then, a few weeks ago I heard a song called While I Am Waiting.
Yes, the song frustrates me because it says “I’ll continue to serve, run and work while I wait.” But it also reminds me of a woman who waited seven years for a baby, who learned to be patient on the journey, to keep the faith, and believe boldly that good was coming, and it did.
You see, we all have seasons of waiting, and if we stay confident in the waiting periods often there’s more good to come than we can ever dream of. So, during my season of waiting, I’ve decided to work on me. I’m working to become better, stronger, healthier and more present. I’m cooking dinner more, working out more, eating healthier, doing an in depth Bible study, taking a comedy class, and re-reading my leadership books. I’m becoming the Exception. I’m becoming all I’m created to be and though it’s scary at times, as Greg is also between contracts, I’m keeping the faith to help me grow so I can better serve the clients I’m called to speak to, teach and coach in the future. While I’m waiting I’ll stay positive and work on me.
What does living your best life look like to you?
What has been your hardest season of waiting? What did you do during that season?
In your time of waiting, who was your support? How did you take care of you? How did you keep from getting too frustrated?
What has been the best thing you’ve waited for in your life?