While You Wait….

by | Mar 28, 2019

Psalm27:14. “Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!”


Woohoo!  Our favorite topic!  Waiting!  NOT!  Sorry, but God woke me up at 2:50 AM to tell me that this was what the Bible Study was going to be this morning, so here we go!  Chin up, this is good news for the wait!

Several years ago I owned my own hair salon and if there was one thing I learned real fast, it was that people do not like to wait for much of anything these days.  I set up the waiting area so there were toys for small children to play with and we had magazines almost coming out of our ears (they kept coming, for free, no matter where I moved for 7 years after I sold the salon!).  There were times I would even let someone tan for free if we were behind so they had something to do.  Why exactly am I telling you this?  Well, if you are in God’s waiting room, maybe you need to pick up a magazine!  God will not leave you in that waiting room with nothing to do!  Find out what He is giving you to do.

If you have done all you can for your situation and you are waiting on God, then it is time to figure out what He is giving you to do while you wait!  It could be something little or it may be a huge project, maybe it’s a Ladies Bible study.  Whatever it is He gives you to do, it has its purpose so pick it up!  I used to tell people when they came in to tan or get their hair done that if they saw something in a magazine they wanted or an article  they wanted to share with someone, or a recipe, to just take the whole thing home and just like that, there are some things you can do that will just stay in that waiting room when you are done with it and God moves, and there are some things that will move with you when you leave the waiting room!  I have no idea what your “magazine” is, but I would encourage you to look for it!  Ask God to show you what He would have you do.  Maybe you are like some of those people in my salon and maybe the best thing isn’t for you to pick up a magazine, maybe you need to “tan” ~ maybe this time is meant for you to heal and rest!  Don’t feel guilty for downtime, enjoy it because you never know what God may be preparing you for that will require that extra energy.  Sometimes when you have been through a terrible storm in life or you are heading into new training God just wants that quiet, restful time alone with you so soak it up!

If you will ask God today, He will show you what His plan for you is while you wait!  You don’t need to sit there stressed out over the situation ~ our God is bigger than that!  Don’t miss out!  The best is yet to come!

Quote:  “Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there.”  Will Rogers

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1 Comment

  1. Dana

    Dear Janet,
    You are such a blessing! What an encouraging word (as always!) – so needed to hear that the Lord woke you up this morning to tell you He wanted you to write a message on waiting… how timely… 🙂 Thank you for being so faithful and obedient with your ministry!! <3 and blessings