11 Things To Do As You Wait…

  I won’t sugar-coat this reality: waiting can be a frustrating and sometimes intimidating process for any one of us…

Consider these 11 tips:

  1. Reject a “false start.” Think of the Biblical story of when Abraham and Sarah solicited Hagar to “help” them achieve what God promised them. Read more HERE.
  2. Enjoy the “right now” and the ability to appreciate what you’ve accomplished already.
  3. Believe that there is a “bigger picture.”
  4. Trust that God’s plans for you are good. We can’t “out-perform” God’s goodness and strategic purpose. 
  5. Avoid obsessing over your calendars. Yes, be wise and plan accordingly. But understand God’s timing doesn’t function in ours.
  6. Pray, ponder, and think before you act. Are you tempted to “rush” as a direct result of an emotional reaction to something in your environment? This can be a good and bad thing. Discern if you need a moment to cool down or if an immediate course of action needs to be taken.
  7. Resist comparing your agenda to someone else’s life and timeline.
  8. Rest. Turn off the phone, tv, and other noise. Simply take a moment to pause and rejuvenate.
  9. Realize your growth potential. No other experience can compare to the kind rooted in patience, endurance, and perseverance. 
  10. Prepare. Get centered in the Word of God concerning you (example devotional: http://www.dailyaudiobible.com). Journal. Travel (safely of course). Talk to mentors. Socialize with like-minded and supportive friends. Read/Learn. Follow through on the things you can do right now.
  11. Surrender your will, emotions, and every part of you that is tempted to get unfocused.


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