What To Do In The W.A.I.T

Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)hourglass-time-hours-sand-39396

For many of us, some of the hardest seasons of life are those in which we have to wait. Now of course I know in one way or another we must “wait” every day. Whether it be in traffic on the way to work, for an order to arrive in the mail, or in line to be checked out at the store.  But that’s not the waiting I’m referring to.  I’m talking about those seasons of life when you’re waiting for the deep-seated desires of your heart to come to pass.  However, for some reason… it… just… hasn’t… happened…yet.

A godly mate.
Children.
Your business to kick off.
A relationship to be reconciled.
A new career opportunity.

 If you’re anything like me, sometimes waiting can be very difficult.  Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.”  And if I’m honest, even though I know God has a greater plan for my life and His ways are always better than anything I could ever imagine, waiting for the things your heart longs for can at times can make you feel like God has forgotten about you and that your dreams may never happen. Yet in faith- I still must wait.

I thought about something recently that my mentor shared with me a while ago. She mentioned that when we’re in a season of waiting- we shouldn’t just be sitting around doing nothing- rather we should be actively waiting. But what does that practically look like? What things can I do when God is calling me to wait on His direction, His timing and His voice? As I thought about it a little deeper, an acronym came to mind that gave her comment new meaning to me. And I‘m hoping it does the same for you. Continue reading

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The Importance Of Guarding Your Heart

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23)

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I remember a few years ago, as I started growing in my relationship with Christ, I had this deep conviction that I needed to evaluate some of the things that I was still exposing myself to- more specifically the things that weren’t edifying my soul.

As this lifestyle shift occurred and I begin implementing the changes, I remember feeling a little weird because I wasn’t familiar with the popular reality TV show, know the latest songs, or have the desire to go places that I used to crave for the opportunity to be in. I was concerned about what others might think regarding these changes I was making and didn’t want to be perceived as the “holier than thou” girl. Nevertheless, I was willing to continue taking the necessary steps the Spirit was impressing on my heart and I noticed the difference I was seeing my life –in my speech, my thoughts, and my actions.

It was at this point I started to understand the value of what it meant to guard my heart.

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