Thursday, February 11, 2010

What if you're waiting? (TROMS Pt 11)

The Rest of Your (My!) Story - 21 Day Challenge hosted by heart to heart with holly

Q. What is your heart waiting on right now?

A. At first I didn't really think this question applied to me at this point - but then it dawned on me, even if we're exactly where we want to be in life, we're always waiting...wondering What does God have in store for me next?! As best we can, we use what little we know for sure to plan & prepare for what we know nothing about - aka what the future holds.

I've waited at times ... to see how on earth God would use "this" for good * for some inkling of direction regarding what to do & where to go from here * for an answer to a question or a prayer * and for something/someone my heart longed for.

In the waiting, I've found that - even if I'm not sure what to do, it helps to do something(!) - anything that qualifies as something good, because quite frankly, "doing nothing" contradicts how and why we were created...

...for relationship (with God & others)
(designed) to do good works.


Idleness is the parent of psychology.

- Nietche -


For we are God's workmanship,
created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10

Therefore, I urge you brothers, in view of God's mercy,
to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God
- this is your spiritual act of worship. 2Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:1 & 2

...and I can't help but wonder if that (worship!) is precisely what God is waiting for us to do when He makes us wait? It sure sounds to me like something He would do (based on HIStory) - which is why it seems to me that assuming ...whatever you do, [you] do it all for the glory of God (I Corinthians 10:31b), even when you don't know what to can't go wrong if you do something - while you're waiting.


Stacey said...

I find the waiting is where the real work begins! Love Romans 12:1,2!


MyStory of HiStory said...

Well said (so concisely too!) You are SO right! I added v.2 to my post! Not even sure why I didn't include it to begin w/. So glad you mentioned it! Thank you!

Kristina said...

I love this! Romans 12 is one of my favorites.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

this just made me feel good...

thanks for sharing it with us


Paula Jean said...

You may be right - worship seems like the perfect thing to do while we wait.


Scattering Lupines said...

Mmmm. Waiting. Indeed. The ever-present condition that for me forces faith!

MyStory of HiStory said...

Lupine ... So true. Always enjoy your thought provoking comments.

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Waiting is when my patience is applied. An application I'm learning more about and finding rest there too. And like Lupines, it forces faith.

bahava said...

I love Romans...especially the thought of doing something while waiting! thanks for sharing! :)

MyStory of HiStory said...

Hi Tammy - ahhh - yes - "patience" - something I could really use more of...but don't really want to pray for it bc I'm afraid how He might answer that one..... I'm guessing it would require waiting....probably longer than usual for something I want more than anything .... but, in the end...I guess I'd have "patience" to show for it - right?! :)

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

Yes, for me it has required "waiting longer than usual" and it's one He's given me grace for this year. I'm still waiting, longer and more unsual than my 'normal' self. I'm just hoping I don't walk away from the grace and start 'looking' for what I was waiting for. I'll keep ya posted on that one.