Have you ever thought about how many definitions there are for the word WAIT? There’s the verb form (used without object) - to remain inactive or in a state of repose; to be available or in readiness; to remain neglected for a time; to postpone or delay something or to be postponed or delayed; and to look forward to eagerly. Wait can also mean to attend upon or escort. We wait on, we wait up, we lie in wait, we await; wait (in British-speak) also can refer to a band of musicians that plays in parades. Wait is quite a weighty word.
I know what it is to wait. All people do, really. I think if you ask anyone at anytime what they are waiting for they can probably give you a pretty quick answer; if not three or four. Currently I am waiting to hear back from the first agent I sent my manuscript. I am also waiting for a man to step up and attend our middle school retreat this weekend. One seems more important and time-sensitive than the other. I don’t want to tell the four boys who are signed up that they can’t go. The agent I sent my work to usually responds within two weeks. Today is the two week mark. I know agents are busy though, so I can wait.
There are many scripture references to waiting. I picked one to share today that most spoke to my present circumstance and mood. Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. I am waiting patiently. Fortunately, I have many blessings and do not need my book to be represented or even published. I will continue to write regardless because writing is a part of me. I will wait and see where God leads me next. I am having less patience with waiting for a male chaperone. It’s funny how life can put things into perspective for us.
Enjoy your waiting today…maybe you are only having to wait so you can learn something too.