Monday, December 14, 2009

What are you waiting for?

This morning in church our pastor was talking about "a gift worth waiting for." What a great question. There are so many things that I am waiting on, just like every other person on this planet. As a mother, I am finding that my time is sometimes consumed with things I am waiting for, especially when it comes to my children. I have not been sick these past several days, and I have been sleeping every opportunity I get. Well, it has caught up with me and I am now wide awake with my thoughts so please bear with me.

This morning when my pastor asked us what it was we were waiting for, my thoughts immediately went to a situation that has been going on in my life for 19 months. He asked us to "slow down and affirm that God is in control. Immerse myself in His presence and to trust in His plan." That is the summed up version, but it really hit home with me. I sometimes get so into this situation, that I try to take it into my own hands, and not let God stay in control. During these past 19 months, have I immersed myself in His presence so I don't miss out on His blessings during this trial? Not completely, but I have tried. Do I really trust in His plan? Do I really know His plan for this situation? I am not asking for answers, just saying what has been on my mind these past several hours.

I want to live my life so that every day, no matter what I am waiting for, I am worshiping God through my words and actions. My thoughts too! I want be bold in my faith, and walk in obedience to what He has told me. I know that I have missed the mark in many areas during this time, but I also know that He has great plans for me this week. I am so excited to see the hand of God move in me and through me that I am not sure how I am going to make it. I know this is probably not even making sense, as I am not able to share all of the details yet, but know that what ever you are waiting for, the Lord is right there with you. His timing is perfect, and it is just that, His timing. I know, sometimes we get so focused on the end result and what is going on, or not going on, that we loose our focus. I know I have during these long 19 months, but I also know that I am a better person for it too because I recognize my short comings and I have repented for them. No more am I going to dwell on the areas that I have failed, or the opportunities I have missed. I am pressing in to Him, and with His strength I am going to move forward and be prepared for the situations that lay before me. I will enter these situations with confidence in Jesus because with Him nothing is impossible!

I want to leave you with the words to a song. I have tried to post it, but not having any success. "I'm waiting... I'm waiting on you Lord. I am hopeful... I'm waiting on you Lord. Though it is painful... patiently, I will wait. I will move ahead bold and confident, taking every step in obedience... while I'm waiting." John Waller


Kathy C. said...

Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.

Salzwedel Family said...

What a beautiful reminder to wake up to. Thank you!

Bill and Christina said...

Oh Tammie, I have failed so many times in all the things I have waited for too. But the cool thing is like you said that we learn through them. God through all these trials and waiting that He brings us to a place that we are not shaken and moved only in Him and through Him. I am so excited for you that it feels like it is happening to me. I feel like I am beginning another waiting period and I am trying so hard to push it out of my mind and my heart but it is a battle. I find myself getting very excited and I like it but I don't want to like it. So anyway enough about me. I wish that I could be right there with you! It is like Chirstmas for me!!! and you know how excited I get about Christmas!!! I love ya and you are doing a great job!!!

blessedbygod said...

Tammie, I am waiting with you girl. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and prayers. Looking forward to come what may. For God will bring beauty.
Blessings my sweet friend:)