We don’t like that word – wait. It isn’t yes, which we want to hear, or even no, which would allow us to move on. It’s not yet, or hold. We scurry around our world, doing, doing, doing. And it seems we come to a screeching halt under the sign of wait.
My dog, Sadie, hates to wait. She crouches at the bottom of the stairs as I walk near, not quite certain if I’m going up. When she’s convinced I am, she flies past so she can beat me. Then she’ll turn to see if I’m coming. She wants to lead, but has no idea where to go.
We can be that way with God. So excited about something, we’re off and running, looking behind to see if He’s there. We want to lead, but have no clue where we’re going. We expend a lot of energy darting around, trying this thing and that until, exhausted, we stop and let him lead. Needless to say, the whole experience can be frustrating at best.
Isaiah 40:31 says …those who wait on the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Maybe this is because when He shows us where to go, He also shows us the best way to get there.
We lead, we go in circles. He leads, we get there rested and refreshed. Such a nice shortcut. Now if only I can do it.