Wednesday’s Word #21

Sigh. To have patience is a blessing. I do realize how quickly time goes by, so it is not so bad, but still. The word for this week is:

“WAIT”

verb: to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens; to be available or in readiness; to remain neglected for a time; to postpone or delay something or to be postponed or delayed; to look forward to eagerly (dictionary.com)

synonyms: downtime, hold, interim, rest, stay (thesaurus.com)

There are things in my life now that I am waiting for which have no specified time frame. I can see the hopeful future, but have no idea when it will occur…or in some cases, IF it will occur. So, for now I must “wait.” I’m sure there are those who can relate.

There are other things that I can see the time frame and am pretty excited about, but still have to wait. Things like my husband getting off work for the summer, like my daughter’s second birthday, like becoming at AUNT for the first time! Yaay!

The funny thing about waiting for something is like that old saying, “A watched pot never boils.” If you sit there staring at your pot, thinking about it, wondering when it will boil – it never will. If you simply set the pot on the stove, turn it on and begin preparing the rest of your meal – keeping an eye on it, but not focusing on it – it will boil quickly. Strange how that happens, huh?

So don’t focus on the waiting and the wait will be shorter. Maybe at the end of the wait is something you are not looking forward to…I hear you. Be strong and know that whatever you are waiting for, or anticipating, usually passes by in the blink of an eye. Even if it does not (of which I can relate), try and remember it is happening for a reason…sometimes I really don’t like hearing that statement either. It is a bizarre thing – some people wait for something, then never want it to end; some people wait for something, then want it over before it began. It goes back to my last word post (#20) about seasons…depending on what season of life you are in, you will either have excitement, or anxiety about the waiting game.

Psalm 33:20
“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield.”

Psalm 37:7
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.”

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