I checked my email for the hundredth time—nothing! I feel like Yukon Cornelius in his quest for gold. But for me, I’m hoping for word about a job interview outcome for my daughter. They say a watched pot never boils—well a watched email account never dings.
Waiting is hard.
I know some who are waiting for word about test results. Others are waiting for the phone to ring. Still others are waiting till just the right time to begin a project. Wait, wait, wait.
Ever notice wait is a four-letter word?
I find it difficult to be productive while I’m waiting. Do you? I get sidetracked trying to get things to hurry up, thinking that if I check my email every hour…or every ten minutes, then I will know the moment the answer comes. Like that is going to help me in the long run?
So when you find yourself in the Land of Wait, here are some things you can do:
Go back to the last thing you were doing and continue. This might be a project around the house, a book you were reading, an article you’re writing, or a future event you are planning. Continue being productive where you know things are in process. You will feel better to have accomplished something at the end of the day.
Make a list of things you want to accomplish this week.
Pray about the concern you are waiting to hear about.
Start a new project or plan something fun. Go buy spring flowers to plant. Design a craft to do with your children or grandkids. Invite someone for tea on the patio and serve little treats. Bake a goodie to share.
Reach out to someone you know who is waiting too.
Thank God in advance for the answer, knowing that He will bring about what’s best for us and for those we love.
What are you waiting for?