Waiting. Not a natural inclination of mine, but a practice of great value. I’m learning that God actually is smarter and more capable of planning than I am. As I have been trying to “figure some things out” here in my ministry context God has spoken and said, “Wait.” So that is what I intend to do.
As I wait, deadlines are getting closer. People want answers. People want permission. People want me to plan. That is, after all, what I usually do. But I must wait lest I find myself being disobedient and not in the center of God’s will.
As I wait, pieces are coming together; pieces that required no energy, no emotional investment and no planning on my part. Truth be told, the pieces are even better than the ones I would have fashioned. Perhaps the psalmist had it right when he said, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.” (Psalm 37:7)