Thursday, May 31, 2012

Content: Waiting

Have you ever been in a season of "waiting"?

Where you are waiting on God to show you what is next?

Or are you waiting for His answer to a prayer? 

Or are you waiting, but you are not quiet sure what it is you are waiting for?

Sometimes I am playing the waiting game for some reason. And more times than not, its a game I am playing on my own. Because what I am actually waiting on is right before my very eyes. So many times I am looking for bigger or better and God has placed something before me and I have chosen to ignore it, or overlook it in my impatience.

 Yet in my selfishness I have tried to go ahead of God, or try to do my own thing, thinking and saying that I am serving the Lord in.......... whatever it may be.

In reality, I need to call it what it really is..... S I N! My impatience = SIN.

I have been given so much by God. And I push some of it aside waiting on Him to give me something else.

Our family has lots to pray about right now. We need God's guidance in many areas. In praying for God's will, we are waiting for Him. One thing He has shown me is that while I am waiting on Him, I need to know that He is for me.

God has placed so much before me in my daily life and sometimes, most of the time I forget what awesome responsibilities He has given me.... and lately I am failing at the jobs I have been given. 

In my impatience~
  • I fail at my relationship with HIM. I need to be still before HIM and just spend some one on one time with HIM. Just worshiping who HE really is!
  • I fail at being the wife that I should be. God has given me a wonderful loving husband and I need to work at being the wife God has called me to be. 
  • I fail at being the Mom I think I should be.....God has given me our children. What a responsibility?!!! He chose me to be their mother! (Thanks D for that reminder!) A ministry that I take advantage of too often. Too many times I have beat myself up when I mess up as a Mom. It's not about the mother I think I should be, its about who HE wants me to be! I want to leave a Godly heritage to my children and continually point them to Christ. Thank God for His mercies are new every day!
In my quest to be CONTENT, I realize these are things that are of MOST importance. I must not forget what God has placed right under my roof. These are my first ministries and if I cannot keep up with what I have already been given, why should He give me anything else? Why would I want more? I have a long way to go in learning how to wait, but I will chose to press on right where God has me. How could I ask for more? 

I am waiting on Him to work in the above areas of my life. If it were up to me, the answers would come quickly, but it is not up to me. So as I wait, I will chose to:

Worship Him
Acknowledge Him
Invite Him to take control
Thank Him
But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Are you waiting?


Elaine said...

I love the saying you used for Wait! This post really hit home for me today. I've been in a funk. Like you, part of my problem has been that I am placing too many expectations of myself. Honestly, I'm setting myself up for failure...and the option of blaming God when I do. It's so easy to let life's clutter interfere with God's order:
1. God
2. Spouse
3. Kids
4. Everything else.

I'm waiting (and praying) with you for God to open up our eyes and our hearts to what He's already given us.

Deanna said...

I love this and can totally relate! I especially like your WAIT acronym. I wrote it down and will keep it right where I can see it as a reminder. Thanks for sharing!

Ryan and Carly said...

Piper this is so wise. We are totally waiting on God to heal my husband. Your post is balm to my heart. Love your blog and this post!

Gail Purath said...

Dear Piper, what an honest, relevant post. And I really like your acrostic for W.A.I.T.
Thanks for sharing this on B&BB. I'm praying you will have a great week whether waiting and seeing things fulfilled. Bless you.