Our days and lives are filled with waiting. For good, for bad, for new, for people, for change. (For pandemics to end!) Waiting is a God-designed practice.
However, as the worn, torn magazines in waiting rooms around the world can attest, patience in the waiting isn’t a natural virtue.
Waiting makes some of us crazy.
In fact, I’m pretty sure if God wanted to test us before we entered heaven to see how much we learned on earth, my exam would be “Sit right here. He’ll call you when He’s ready.”
I’d be pacing the clouds, trying to get through to the Lord via the prayer line: “Hello God. You brought me here. This is the appointment you set. How is it you are not on time?!”
What maddens me most about waiting is the helpless feeling of having no control over what’s going on. Waiting seems passive, and I am not passive.
Truthfully though, waiting isn’t a passive process.
Much like active listening, active waiting is a participatory activity…
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