Do you struggle with waiting?
The world we live in has instant answers to nearly every question that pops into our minds. Within minutes we can move from knowing nothing to gaining something.
What are you waiting for?
It may seem simple to replace anything we want with a quick click, but does this make us better off for this instant gratification? Waiting certainly makes us realise our priorities. And brings clarity to our purposes and possibilities. Whether what we are waiting for is worthwhile or effortless.
Do you feel like time stands still as you unwearingly wait on God?
Most times when what we long for seems unattainable, our ordinary pursuits seem tedious and we require extraordinary perseverance. To wait in a time of difficulty or delay. While still getting up every day, sticking with our goals and doing this repeatedly. Even when there is little or no improvement.
How do we explore the challenges of waiting and find skills to cope?
Are you waiting to meet your future spouse, find the perfect job, waiting for a promotion and you feel that everything is a waste of time? By building productive habits in a time of waiting can allow you to rearrange your routine and accomodate what exactly you are working towards. Better priorities, a breakthrough and gaining new skills while your character is being redefined.
Whatever the reason for your wait, especially waiting on God, here are my suggested books worth reading to inspire and motivate you to understand this time and yourself. So you know that God is working in you during this struggle no matter what level of patience you are experiencing.
5 Must Read Books On Waiting
- Still Waiting: Hope for When God Doesn’t Give You What You What You Want, by Ann Swindell
- Wait and See: Finding Peace in God’s Pauses and Plans, by Wendy Pope
- Waiting On God: What To Do When God Does Nothing, by Wayne Stiles
- Wait: Waiting on God in a World That Won’t Wait, by Smedly Yates
- Waiting On God, by Andrew Murray
Life may be moving at a rapid pace and so many life long skills like receiving the gift of a hand made jumper is a lost thought or memory of your grandma’s favourite hobby from the past. Where instant has replaced the timely old-fashioned processes. The key to waiting on God requires patience.To embrace every moment, utilise your energy and time to learn and grow even when you believe that nothing is happening in your life. God is working behind the scenes as you evolve and gain a tolerance and empathy in coping with every uncomfortable and inconvenient step.