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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 13: Moving Beyond Wait



The DOOR is shut.

You want to OPEN it,

but there is a sign with the word

WAIT!

You look to the left. You look to the right.

You wonder if this sign is for you or for someone else.

So what do you do?

You take the chance and OPEN the door.

And there is GOD

holding the same sign with the word

WAIT!

Ugh.

You are tired of

WAITING on GOD

because you feel like you are giving up,

because WAITING feels like you at a

STANDSTILL~

"a situation or condition in which there is no movement or activity at all" (Oxford).

So do you STAND STILL and WAIT outside the DOOR until

GOD replaces the WAIT sign with an

OPEN sign?

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You WAIT.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

Your life is passing you by.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You are losing your JOY.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You are feeling HOPELESS.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You fall asleep.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You are awaken by a tap on your shoulder.

It is GOD.  

HE is holding a sign with the words

"TRUST ME".

You are confused because you thought

 HE was behind the DOOR

holding the WAIT sign.

You feel another tap on your other shoulder.

It is JESUS.

HE is holding another sign with the words

"COME TO ME".

You are at a STANDSTILL once again,

because you are so focused on

 WAITING for THE DOOR to OPEN,

that you left out

GOD and JESUS.

But there THEY are.

THEY aren't sleeping on the job.

THEY haven't forgotten you.

THEY have heard your prayer.

THEY are with you.

JOY returns to your soul

because JOY is standing right in front of the DOOR

and your eyes are now

FIXED ON HIM. 

JOY is in the WAIT

because

JOY IS JESUS.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

"Rejoice always and delight in your faith..."

Tick. Tick. Tick.

  "...be unceasing and persistent in prayer;

 in every situation [no matter what the circumstances]..."

Tick. Tick. Tick.

"...be thankful and continually give thanks to GOD;

for this is the will of GOD for you in CHRIST JESUS"

(I Thessalonians 5:16-18).

What you didn't realize is that you

 missed the small print

written on the WAIT sign~

"Wait for and confidently expect the LORD;

Be strong and let your heart take courage;

Yes, wait for and confidently expect the LORD"

(Psalm 27: 14)

WAITING ISN'T A SPECTATOR SPORT.

Therefore,

BE WAITLESS

and

MOVE FORWARD IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT

because

 "Those who WAIT with hope in the LORD will be renewed.

They

will

SOAR..."

 (Isaiah 40:31, listen to the song SOAR below)



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