There is a purpose far greater than getting us to the next best thing, moment, goal, change, or whatever it may look like for each of us.
Have you ever found yourself in a waiting season? You know... waiting for the next best thing, waiting for a dream to come true, or perhaps, you're waiting for God to give you some answers.
So, let me tell you about a waiting season. It can be extremely short, kind of like with the snap of a finger (done and over with just like that) or it can feel like it is dragging on forever and won't ever come to an end. We each find ourselves there, feeling like the wait will never come to an end.
“The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” —Lamentations 3:25-26 (NIV)
Yet in a waiting season, whatever the length of it may be, we'll go through a myriad of emotions and wrestle through feelings perhaps we were never expecting to emerge. Or maybe we'll find both our strengths and weaknesses that will better us for the long haul...the ultimate end goal of the plans and purposes for our lives.
What we instead find is that during seasons of waiting, there is a purpose far greater than getting us to the next best thing, moment, goal, change, or whatever it may look like for each of us.
We find that in our walk with God...in our healing...on our own journey...walking, tumbling, running to and from our God designed path, that it becomes more about growing us and our faith, spiritually strengthening us, and though important, less about what's next in our lives.
When we can get to that point or realization of what is really taking place, we see that it's not always what we were or are or what we want but that it is who we can be and who we become that ultimately betters us, our faith, our strength and weaknesses for the long haul...in God's will and want for us!
If your in a season of waiting and want to make a plan of action for what comes next, we can help! Valor now offers two life-changing books, You Were Made to THRIVE: 7 Strategies to Move You From Crisis to THRIVING and the companion Goal Setting Workbook. These books are designed to help you start living the life you always dreamed of. You’ll be amazed at what you can achieve once you start putting these strategies into action. You can find more information or purchase the books at www.thevalorcenter.org/products.