Waiting. We're always waiting for something. An appointment, a break at work, a vacation. A better job, a better income, a better car. Some waiting is simple; some is complex, such as waiting on medical results or waiting for the return of one's health. There are many things we wait for. The list could go on.
As the new year approaches, many of us are waiting for a new start. I know I am. I ant to feel renewed. I want my old self to be a new and better me.
The start of the new year invites the planning of new goals or accomplishments for us. However, as the new year sets in, we may find ourselves waiting--or stalling. This may happen for a variety of reasons, but is likely to occur due to (1)procrastination, or, (2)waiting for something we may not have control over, such as health status or finances.
However, there are answers to the frustration of waiting. As one who procrastinates on new projects, I'd like to share two Bible verses that have been helpful to me:
The first one is from Philippians 4:13 - "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me," and secondly, a verse from Isaiah 41:10, "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10
When patience is needed for waiting, another verse (Isaiah 40:31) offers reassurance:
"But they who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
So, what are you waiting for? It's one thing if you have a need to be met that requires the patience of waiting. On the other hand, if waiting is due to procrastination, the "What are you waiting for?" line serves as a reminder to get quit stalling and get moving!
Whatever it is that you are waiting for, here is a New Year's prayer for you:
Dear God: To whomever is reading this, may they have the strength, courage, and determination to achieve the goals they have set and the patience to persevere while waiting. Amen.
A Mini Questionnaire for your New Year:
1)List one thing you'd like to accomplish in the new year: _______
2)Write down the first step you'll take in accomplishing your goal: ________
Through God's Word!"
Find inner peace through Positive Thought, through Faith in God and through God's Word.