Sunday, November 7, 2010


Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14

Waiting for the Lord applies to so many different aspects in life no matter how old or young you are. There are many things that I am waiting for from Him right now. I'm currently waiting to go home and waiting to see how He is going to use these two final weeks in my life before everything changes again and I transition back into U.S. life. I'm waiting to see what the next step of faith is that He wants me to take. I'm waiting to be back at Butler to move back into DG and experience the joys and trials that await me there. I'm waiting to meet my future husband which is one of the most difficult waiting periods right now. I'm waiting to see what His plans are for me in 2011. There is never a time when we aren't waiting for something.

A song by John Waller addresses this issue perfectly. He sings:

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait

Waiting is not easy but it is also not an excuse to be lazy or stop seeking God's face. I have been learning that periods of waiting can be some of the most exciting. If i look past the hard parts, the impatience, the anxieties, and the unknown that waiting can bring there is so much joy. I have so much ahead of me in my life. God can use me in so many different ways right now, and I am not tied down to anyone who will keep me from going there. I am going to appreciate and thrive in this time of singleness where it is just me and Jesus. I am going to use my gifts and time to honor and glorify Him and not myself. I am so excited to see where God is going to lead me next as I start another chapter in my life. I have experienced so much growth in these past few months and I am going to take that back and do something with what I have learned. I will be running the race....even while I wait.

Love always, Shelby

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