Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Waiting is Fun! Not.

So much of life is about waiting. Seems there are times when I find myself waiting on several things that all will change my next step, so the question becomes what do I do while I wait? Up until a couple weeks ago, Ryan and Casey’s wedding kept me preoccupied, so waiting and not knowing was pretty easy. But now? Not so much.
I'm usually pretty good at living in the moment and accepting the waiting as part of the present. And it really is just that when I think I about it. To live in the moment means living in waiting. Expectation. Anticipation. Uncertainity. Hope. Doubt.
I trust God and I believe he has a plan. I just don't trust my handling of his plan.You see, I have a plan also. A plan that keeps jumping up when I think I've got it safely stored out of sight and out of mind. My plan likes to be cared for, examined, stroked and focused on. My plan wants my undivided attention and it's jealous. Jealous of me allowing God to have a plan. Jealous of me working on anything not in the plan's best interest. My plan says, "Sit and think about me today. Don't spend time on other possibilities or abilities. Don't worry about other people and their plans. Their plans are stupid and not nearly as important as me." You’d think the longer I go seeing my plan morph in front of my eyes and going in directions I never imagined – my grip on it would loosen.
Yeah, you’d think that. But you’d be wrong.
I think I’ll go get my nails done.


Anonymous said...

LOL. I've written about waiting on my blog a few times. It gets difficult sometimes, huh?

We want to grab hold of the steering wheel. . . but we need to just step back and let God drive.

Easier said than done, for sure.

As a writer, we need to be used to and okay with waiting. The publishing industry takes time. But the best way to wait, is to write. Get a stockpile of novels written. Hone the skill. Learn the industry.

That helps pass the time for sure.

Hang in there, my friend.

Do you know John Waller's song, While I'm Waiting? Check that out.

Kay Dew Shostak said...

love love love that song! Thanks for the encouragement. While I hate for my friends to all be waiting also - sure is good to have company!

DJ Weaver said...

Here, here...yes we are all waiting! We are a congregation of waiting individuals. Luck to us all and here's hoping the waiting will not be in vain. Thanks, Kay!

bookstudy said...

Let God's plan become your plan then hang on and enjoy the ride.