Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Sometimes you just have to surrender.
When you're in a time of waiting, there is no point in fighting against it. The whole point is that you are supposed to wait.
There is no point trying to fill your time with busy-ness to make yourself feel useful. You're supposed to be busy waiting.
One of the problems with waiting is that you often feel that you should be doing something. Our lives are so scheduled and full these days that we don't always know how to wait well.
A lot of our self-worth can be derived from what we do. If I'm not 'doing' how can I be serving? Milton had it right: They also serve who only stand and wait.
Obedience and service are about being available. When you're supposed to be waiting, you're not expected to be doing anything else. The waiting is your obedience and service.