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When We Can’t See What’s Coming-Positive Thoughts on Waiting

It never fails.

I’m in the turn lane. A clear view of oncoming traffic. I’m calculating in my mind where the break is. The turning point. Then, as if a wrench falls from the sky, another car pulls into the opposite turn lane.

Now I can’t see. I know you can relate.

So I wait. Because if I don’t, I’m taking a chance. And my decision affects others too, doesn’t it?

Today I passed by two cars waiting in opposite turn lanes. In my rear-view mirror, I could see at least one of them had a clear path. But they couldn’t see it.  And I couldn’t tell them. They had to find it out for themselves.

When they could see clearly again.

We may not be able to see what our future holds. But God always has the clear view. Because He is the clear view. He helps us see clearly when we are ready.

He knows all of our turning points. 

So we can trust when He says go, and trust when He says stay put.

We may have to wait to see clearly, but the right move never feels cloudy.  tweet

Great plans take time. And they are worth the wait. Let’s not move forward before we have clear site of our direction.

Until then, we spend time in the waiting room.

Here are some positive thoughts on waiting:

  • Waiting provides more time to pray, seek, and reflect. It’s not buying time, it’s spending it.
  • Waiting could be the difference between settling for good and experiencing great
  • Waiting doesn’t mean time stands still, it means be still until the right time
  • Waiting doesn’t last forever even thought it feels that way

The Holy Spirit gives guidance and direction. And when we pray for wisdom, guess what? We get it.

There comes a time when the wait is over. Aren’t you glad? And we need that wisdom to discern between waiting and procrastinating. When God says move, it’s time to move.

Our turning point.

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8 thoughts on “When We Can’t See What’s Coming-Positive Thoughts on Waiting

  1. Hey Doris. Great post. Glad to have you link up over on #AskGodToday and thanks for sharing your post with us. I have done a whole lot of waiting in my life. We will be linking up every Wednesday so hope to keep hearing from you. Blessings always, Brenda

    1. Hi Brenda! Thank you for stopping by, and for the warm welcome at #AskGodToday. I appreciate your comments. Blessings to you as well!

  2. This is a very timely post on waiting, Doris. My family has been in a period of waiting for a couple of years now. My husband and I agree that it is now time to step out in faith. Soon a new phase of waiting is about to begin for our family. Sometimes it’s easy to get comfortable waiting. So much so that it’s almost scary when it’s finally time to move forward.

    Thank you for sharing your post with us over at Ask God Today Ministries’ link-up!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Anastacia. Waiting can be so hard. What a comfort to know, that even in the waiting, God is still moving. Prayers for your family in this new adventure in faith. Thanks for stopping by! Blessed to be a part of the link-up!

  3. 10 minutes ago, my sister called to say, “Mom is refusing treatment. Hospice is being called. It is just a matter of time.” I have started a different waiting. Praise the Lord, there will be joy at the end of the journey.

    1. I’m so sorry Jayna, I know she had just moved so close to you. I’ll be praying for you, your mom, and family, my Sister. Yes, joy. Doing James-Mercy Triumphs study, and tonight Beth Moore was talking about joy and anquish being so closely related, in comparing Romans 9:1-5 and 2 Corinthians 7:4-7 how they can co-exist. Then in Isaiah 61:1-3, where they actually trade places. Crown of beauty instead of ashes. Then in John 16:20 where it actually morphs into joy. May the Lord’s peace and joy continue to carry you my friend.

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