We spend so much of our lives waiting. Waiting to live, waiting to die, waiting to love, waiting to try, waiting to move, waiting to explore, and waiting to take the first step…..waiting….waiting…..waiting. What are we telling ourselves that keeps us waiting all the time? Are we using the excuse that is not the “right time” to keep us from even trying and not daring to attempt whatever it is that our heart desires? What if it is never the “right time”?
Waiting too long is not good for the soul, it is not good for our lives to be in a hold pattern all the time. Our days on earth are limited and we are never promised tomorrow. What if tomorrow was your last day on earth and you had to look back with regret that you did not step out and do all the things that you desired to do or that you did not make use of all the gifts that God has blessed you with?
God wants us to live joy filled lives that are full to the max with all the things that our hearts desire as long as they line up with His word. He wants us to press forward and not be held back by anything or anyone. He wants the very best for His children. Although there are some special circumstances in which we may need to wait for His timing for the most part he does not want us to be in a miserable holding pattern. That is not God’s best for us.
Let us not wait for the perfect job, the perfect man, the perfect wife or the right time of the year to move forward. Let’s not wait until all the so called circumstances line up perfectly before we move forward with what our heart is calling us to do. Don’t wait for someone else to be ready, don’t wait for the perfect moment because there may never be one. If you are alone don’t wait until the perfect partner shows up to buy the house you really want or to take the vacation you have always dreamed of, do it now. If you are not happy in your job don’t wait, start looking around and see if something better or more fulfilling is out there, it just might be. The point is don’t sit in the waiting room any longer with no idea of when your name will be called!
Make a choice to make a change if your heart is telling you to do so. Dare to boldly take the first step of faith and decide to stop putting things off for another day, another week, another year. And if it doesn’t work out at least you will know that you tried, you gave it your best attempt.
Start to really live life today, pressing forward, seeking Him in all you do and He will be right with you with each step you take. Stop waiting and watch what God does for you along the way, it’s going to be amazing!
And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.”