While You Are Waiting

What are you waiting for?  I am waiting for my baby girl to be born.  She is due in about 6 weeks, and I cannot wait for her to get here!  We can not wait to love her, dress her in cute outfits, for Charlie to meet his sister, and for us to hold the little girl that we have come to already love dearly.

One of the things that all of us as Christians wait for is the day that we will meet Jesus face to face. There are times that I think: God why can’t Jesus come back today? Sounds good, doesn’t it?  The day that we will experience no more tears, and no more pain, and all of what heaven holds for us?  However Jesus says we wait because God is preparing a place for us (John 14:2).  It can be easy to say why can’t He just come back now?  But when He does come back, the beauty of what He has been preparing for us will greatly outweigh our time of waiting, because God always provides immeasurably more than we can ever ask or imagine.

What are you waiting for? Waiting can be hard right? For me, the past few weeks I have been feeling a bit uncomfortable, which I guess is expected when you have a baby all up in your organs. Waiting can feel uncomfortable too. You want to be “there” but you are “here”, and it can feel like you are waiting forever to get “there”. Maybe God just forgot, and I will be “here” forever. Let me tell you what I have learned while waiting. Just like God is preparing a place for us while we wait for Him to return, whatever thing we are waiting for is a time of preparation. He is not delaying, He has not forgotten, He isn’t playing a mean trick. He is being a good good Father by not giving us what we are waiting for. He wants us to be fully prepared for what we have been waiting for.

See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
James 5:7

As I said earlier I can’t wait for Olivia to join us in this world, but although I wish I could rush her to get here, I know that it is best for her to stay in my belly as long as possible to ensure that she grows as much as possible before she arrives.  This time of waiting is not wasted.  In addition to wanting her to be as healthy as possibly when she arrives, we also have a lot to do, such as preparing for her to come by getting her room ready (we are so behind on this), and enjoying the time we have with Charlie as we will never get this time with him being the only child back.

What are you waiting for? Don’t waste another second.  Take the time right now to ask God how He would like to use your time of waiting to prepare you for what is to come. 

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