The Waiting Game

So, as I am writing this, my mother is on the phone listening to...well, out-singing Fred Hammond in his song "They That Wait" haha! She is killing this song (literally), but after I told her about how exhausted I am, I couldn't think of a more perfect song to lift my spirits. As some of you may know, I am graduating in about a month. This should be the most exciting time for me and while it is, I'M SCARED AS CRAP. I've been searching and waiting for my next steps to be revealed to me. Applying for job after job and waiting for responses has caused me to grow weary (not to mention, I'm still in school which means I have assignments on top of assignments to worry about). I'm almost to a point where I just want to throw in the towel. Tonight, through her beautiful performance, my mom reminded me of Galatians 6:9, "Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Even the song she was singing reminded me that...

They that wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength
They shall mount up on wings just like an eagle at soar
They shall run and not be weary
They shall walk and never faint

The feeling that I have right now, the feeling of mental exhaustion, is so hard to overcome. We all have moments where we feel like we just cannot give anymore of our time and energy to anything else.

Waiting is especially hard; it makes the feeling of exhaustion seem even worse than it is.

Whether you're waiting on a job offer, an acceptance letter, or anything; waiting is one of the hardest things about life. Our flesh wants everything RIGHT NOW. Truthfully, that's how humans are wired. Nevertheless, God wants us to be patient...anxious for nothing. With patience comes an abundance of blessings that you may have missed if you were moving to fast.

I am one of the least patient people in the world! However, tonight I was reminded that if I wait on the Lord, He will give me the strength that I need during this period of waiting. The same is true for all of us. Do not become weary in well doing. If you know you are doing what God would have you to do, then trust that He will carry you through. I have to keep telling myself this everyday until He reveals to me what He would have me to do next with my life. I encourage you to do the same!

-m.

P.S. While you are playing the waiting game, enjoy this song (imagine my mom singing it to you, haha). Encourage yourself!