(Note: As we journey through this Advent season I invite you to ponder the mysteries of this season with my On-Line Advent Calendar. Today’s contribution on the the theme of ‘waiting’ comes from Justin Coleman)
Waiting. I’m waiting for my thoughts to find what to write about in this season of advent. Typically, when I hear the word wait I think of not having peace, or having anxiety, or uneasy thoughts. Why, do I have those thoughts or reactions when I hear one simple four letter word? I never thought the small word wait could affect me, decisions that I make, and even the future.
Waiting is so hard of a concept for me to be able to do, because I do not like to wait for just about anything. On the outside, I say waiting does not bother me, but when I sit to think about it, I could not hate anything more that to wait. I should not have to wait for the things in life, that effect me and my life. Once, one of my mentors made a comment that sounded something similar to this “Imagine, a life in which the Lord gave us what we wanted when we wanted it, how much more chaos the world would be in.” It took me by surprise, made me stop and think about waiting differently. It really changed the way I feel about waiting, it has made me look at the bigger picture. “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” this is stated in Romans eight verse 25, when Paul talks about the hope that we do not see and that we are willing to wait for is worth every minute of it. The pain, uncertainty, and struggles that comes with waiting will not even come close to the glory that will be given to us. Waiting now is much easier in my life now then what it use to be, because waiting is worth every minute of it.