Wednesday, October 5, 2011

On Waiting for Replies to Queries...and Other Things

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.

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