If you’ve ever been with kids on a road trip you know that, at some point on the journey you’ll hear the question, “Are we there yet?” When the answer is “no,” the common follow-up question is, “How much longer until we get there?”

Adults aren’t much different. We want to “get there” — wherever there is — as quickly as possible. Quite often we’re so busy worrying about reaching our goals and achieving our dreams that we miss the joy of the journey that takes us to them. We don’t like anything that requires waiting. We want to be there now!

The fact is, most worthwhile things in life take time to materialize and realize. Reaching a meaningful life destination usually involves a journey. Waiting is part of the process.

Since we have to wait, we would benefit from some “wait” training, so that we wait well.

The best way to wait is patiently. Of course the opposite of waiting patiently is to wait impatiently, which does you or no one else any good! Either way you wait!

When we wait well, good things happen. Take a look at what God says about good “waiters:”

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. — Isaiah 40:31 (TLB)

Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. — Hebrews 10:36 (NLT)

Let’s take a look at how to be a patient “waiters:”

What kind of “waiter” are you? Maybe it’s time for some “wait training?“

Dale O'Shields

 

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