What To Do While You Wait

March 15, 2018

So, you’re waiting on something.  Maybe your future husband, direction for a step ahead, your career path or the healing of a loved one.


It seems like we are always in a season of waiting and sometimes it feels like it will never end.


What do we do while we wait?


I was always given the advice to ‘be still’ as it says in Psalm 46:10.  But I had no idea how to be still. Does that mean doing nothing? Does it mean to isolate yourself and only be with God? Does it mean physically be still or spiritually be still?


I am sure many of you have felt this way before, so I have some advice for you.


Do what you know how to do.


Okay….what does that mean?


Live your life day by day.  Do the mundane chores, create relationships and learn new things. But most importantly, grow closer to the Lord because what you are waiting on will never satisfy you. Only Jesus is our satisfaction. Also, when your wait comes to and end, you’ll know what to do because you know His voice.  



What do I do when I am in a season of waiting?



I do what is right in front of me.



I spend time with my roommates.


I paint.


I work out.


I take hikes and adventures that help me see God’s beauty.


I teach myself guitar.


I dig into scripture.


I pray.


I color coordinate my closet.


I build relationships with those around me.


I seek His face and not the end result of my waiting.


I talk to God and learn what it means to be pursued by the one and only Messiah.



And slowly, my focus switched from the object of my wait to the Creator of my faith.



We get caught up in the “what’s next” mentality and forget that God is working in our lives right here, right now and this will always continue even after the wait is over. Because it is easy to miss what God is doing right now if you are worried about tomorrow.  


Sometimes it might feel like we are in this wilderness of waiting and God will never deliver.  But sisters, when the enemy puts these thoughts in your mind, fight back with scripture. Stay faithful to cling to what God’s voice has spoken to you.


“The Lord will fight for you; you only need to be still.”  Exodus 14:14


“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you.  When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” Isaiah 43:2


This time of waiting may seem like a bump in the road or God has forgotten about His promise for you, but our God is all-knowing and He has put this wait in your life for a very specific reason.  


Sisters, your season of waiting will end, whether now or in glory. God will fulfill His promises.  But for now, do what you know how to do, for there is so much sweetness in the waiting.



Rachel Cook




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