Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Waiting Game

Life seems like a really long waiting game sometimes. Trust me, I am happy to be a player in the game, but lately it has felt like all I have done is wait. The two areas of life that seem to consistently elude me are having a satisfying career and being in a committed relationship. I've had tastes of each of them, but I have never had both at the same time.

I try my best to wait patiently for God to carry out His plan for my life, but it can get very frustrating to do so. You see, I'm not a very patient person, and I tend to think that the world should be on MY time. I know that God just laughs and shakes His head when He sees me act like this. Perhaps the harder I tap my foot, the more I will have to wait.
While I was praying last week, I had a realization. I think that the waiting IS part of God's plan for me...for all of us really. I know that I am not the only one out there who yearns for something more or something different. The popular quote "it's not the journey, it's the destination" illustrates this concept quite well. I think that God is using this period of waiting, hoping, and longing for the perfect job and the perfect man to grow me into a stronger and better person. I know that when I finally settle into a career I am passionate about and meet the man of my dreams, I will be all the more grateful for my period of waiting. For now, I need to remember that God is always on time.

1 comment:

Trish said...

*THIS* was perfectly written and right on time! Thank you for sharing. You are 100% correct in your "God is always on time" declaration! Be good!