What are YOU waiting for?

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I swear this song is haunting me. Then again, it might not be the song, it might be the waiting that is actually haunting me. The song is just incredibly appropriate. I first heard it well over a year and a half ago and have somewhat forgotten about it until recently. The song is “While I’m Waiting” by one of my personal favorites, John Waller. It was also featured in the film “Fireproof” at a very appropriate part of the movie.

All of that to say that I almost titled this post “Charlotte Update”. As to not set the world and grapevine into motion, I decided to go with a different title. Our home is not for sale and as of this moment, we have no plans to even visit North Carolina anytime soon. God really shook up our basket a few months ago and yet Heather and I continue to wait. We both know that God was and is up to something in our lives. It was so crystal clear at the time of the call. It was almost audible. In the same breathe I would say that we are confident that not moving was the right thing to do. So we wait.

I know so many people that are also “waiting”. Jobs, homes for sale, ministries, relationships, futures, health, wealth, debt, fears and expectations. My prayer list is full of people that are “waiting”. If you know me at all, you know that my weakness is…well…waiting. I am blessed with no attention span and no patience. So the Lord making me wait is a prime example of refining in my life. He went right to the place that I am the weakest and we are pretty well camped out there. So we wait.

I think the point of this entire post is that while we are all “waiting” there is work to do. For so long I sat on the sidelines and “waited” for God to make that move. I waited for the sign, the time, the crystal clear moment. That may or may not come but we can, as John Waller says, worship, serve and run the race while we’re waiting. If you’re like me and “waiting” on God to bring clairty to something in your life, take a few minutes and listen to this song by John Waller. If nothing else, know that we are waiting together.

One comment

  1. jessica · November 14, 2008

    Brother, this post could not have come at a better time for me.
    I have been seriously tested on this very matter for the past week and am sorry to say that I have not been faring too well either! :)
    I just keep waiting for Him to move and open a door for me (still house-wise) and yet I know He’s just waiting for me to turn it all over to Him and trust Him with it! And boy am I ever stubborn!!!
    I totally relate to this song, too and I think it really works. If you manage to take the focus off of you and what you wait for, it at least makes the wait seem not so long and laborsome and it’s still time well-spent as opposed to time wasted in vain, too.
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    So good to know I’m not alone in this struggle!

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