Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Waiting Room
The Waiting Room
It seemed quite typical for me that I was rushing around in an attempt to be prompt for my upcoming appointment. It didn’t matter how early I started my day I managed to get caught up in a task that had me scurrying to make my scheduled meeting. I rushed into the building and signed in for my appointment feeling quite accomplished that I made it on time. As I glanced around the room for a place to sit, I noticed that the room was already full of people patiently and impatiently waiting. How could we all be there at the same time for the same thing? The chance of me being called upon at the time I was scheduled for was not looking possible. I pulled out a magazine in an attempt to relax and settled in for what looked to be quite a wait.
Children were crying, cell phones were vibrating begging to be answered, text messages were being sent to alert the caller that their call could not be answered at this time. Normal activities seemed to be forced to a stop during this waiting process that seemingly did not have a way to be hurried along. The impatient ones would approach the receptionist asking, “how much longer?” but they were not getting the answer they were looking for. They were asked to take a seat and to simply wait their turn.
How many times have we been ushered into “The Waiting Room” when we feel completely prepared to march straight into our destiny? We pray and ask Him to order our steps and our stops; however, when He puts up the stop sign and directs us to the waiting room we are not always happy with the unexpected delay. It is not long before we begin asking, “How much longer?” We receive silence in return signaling us that we are to wait.
Once we put our own agendas aside and trust in Him completely, the waiting is not so difficult. Take a moment today to stop and simply rest in Him. He will encourage and strengthen you before sending you back on your way.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.