Lately, I'd been wondering:
What's wrong with me?
My energy felt depleted. My joy felt fleeting. My faith felt intermittent.
Work actually felt like work. And life, in general, felt less than optimal.
I'd read. I'd pray. I'd listen. I'd cry.
But nothing seemed to stick. And nothing really seemed to help.
And then, God.
And then, God reminded me. He reminded me...to remember.
To remember. To go back over all the things He'd spoken to me in the last year.
All the "aha" moments.
All the "wow, God, that's what You think of me" moments.
All the "wow, that is so good, I have to write that down because I'm sure I'm going to need that later" moments.
And as I looked over the things I'd written, the things I'd journaled over the last year, I came across one about waiting.
One note, short and simple, about waiting.
And the gist of it was this: It's ok to enjoy your life while you wait.
Even as I type it, it sounds almost too simple.
Yet as I type, I find myself smiling. Smiling and laughing.
Laughing because it's simple. And smiling because it's true!
It is ok to enjoy life while we wait!
No matter what we're waiting for. Big or little. Physical or emotional. It's ok to enjoy life while we wait!
So, go ahead. Laugh! Smile! Dance or twirl! Go for a walk or dance a jig!
Yes, waiting is a part of life.
But as God reminded me, so I remind you.
Wait, yes. But don't forget to enjoy your life while you wait!
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become tired or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding. He gives strength to the weary, and to him who has no might He increases power.
Even youths grow weary and tired, and vigorous young men stumble badly, but those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] will gain new strength and renew their power; they will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not grow tired. Isaiah 40:28-31 AMP
Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.
In My Father's house are many dwelling places. If it were not so, I would have told you, because I am going there to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back again and I will take you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also. John 14:1-3 AMP