“While I’m waiting, I will serve you.
While I’m waiting, I will worship.
While I’m waiting, I will not faint.
I’ll be running the race, even while I wait.”
While I’m waiting for You to show me what direction my life should go, I will serve you!
While I’m waiting for You to clear up the confusion, I will worship.
While I’m waiting for You to give me strength to get through each day, I will not faint.
Waiting, otherwise known as patience, has never come easily for me. When I am in a season of waiting…waiting to see what’s next…as I am right now, I tend to always be looking forward at what’s ahead. The problem with that is that I miss the small, simple pleasures of every day life. I miss the present if I am always looking to the future. I believe that God wants us to enjoy life-right here and right now.
So, in my seasons of waiting to see what’s on the next page of the story that God is writing for me, I will seek Him.
“Be still and know that I am God” -Psalm 46:10
I will serve Him. I will worship Him. I will TRUST Him. I will put my hope in Him. I WILL WAIT ON HIM.
I’ve always thought that your testimony was your story. You know, you tell everyone how you grew up (like-I grew up in a Christian home…) and then you proceed to tell them when you accepted Christ and it seems to be YOUR story. In some sense, I guess it is. But it’s definitely more than that. In spiritual formation class a couple days ago, my teacher said something like our testimonies are really HIS story. It’s true. When you think about it, I am nothing without Christ. Why do we so often try to take His story, and somehow make it our own? Yes, we are involved in His Story, but only because He has written us into it. We have done absolutely nothing to deserve that. When we share our testimony, we tell all about us and then, because we’re “good” Christians, we insert something like: “And Oh yeah, Jesus is in there somewhere…” We mention His name in our testimony, but that’s about it.
What would we live like if we actually believed this? I wonder…if we actually acted like He is all I need. He is literally our everything. Just a thought.
I know this was kind of short and probably a little dis-connected, but hopefully it at least somewhat made a little sense! Instead of starting our testimonies by telling everyone about US…what if we started by telling them about GOD and what HE did for us, and then work into that our personal experiences and what He has done for us, personally?
“You are never too old to set another goal or dream another dream.” -C.S. Lewis
Then I saw a picture that had a road sign on it (like the ones that you find on highways) that said Dreams next exit. Yeah, it was fake, but the idea was cool :] Sometimes you have to take risks. Sometimes you have to step out in faith. Even when you don’t understand what’s going on. Don’t be afraid to dream. But don’t stop there. I think it is one of the saddest things when either somebody does not dare to dream because they don’t want to be disappointed, or they dream big but they never act on their dreams so they simply stay as just that…dreams. Nothing more. So many people just settle. Settle where they aren’t happy; in a job that they hate just for the money… I could never do that. I think that’s probably why I’m freaking out so much about the whole figuring out my life thing. I don’t want to be stuck doing something that I don’t like for the rest of my life…that would be no fun at all! And you know me, I love to have fun! haha. I’m writing this just as much for me as for you, but don’t be afraid to dream about things. Dream big and don’t give up easily! Work towards your dreams and they might become your reality! You never know 🙂
“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed [like a] hopeless failure may turn to [a] glorious success.”
I don’t give up easily. I used to be even better at this, but if it’s something that I truly love, then I won’t give up easily. If I know what is worth fighting for, I will fight for it. The problem? Not sure which dreams I should pursue and which ones I should lay down. What direction should I even go in? No idea. But hey it’ll all work out, right? Over the past couple days, several people have reminded me that a lot of people are going through that same thing right now. A LOT of people my age, and even older, who don’t know what they’re doing with their lives yet…and that’s okay! I can just work on what I can see, right? Well…right now I can see what this semester will be like (with classes, anyway) and that’s all I have to worry about and work on for now!
Wow…I just found this quote and I LOVE it! (Love Brad Paisley, too btw…)
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” -Brad Paisley
There aren’t any mistakes in tomorrow-yet. God’s mercies come new every morning. Tomorrow is a fresh start. So, if you’ve messed up…tomorrow you can start again 🙂