"Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know the testing of faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing". (James 1:2-4)
I took an acting class once and in the first session the instructor asked us to a strange exercise that is supposed to help us to get to know each other and form a connection. He asked us to roam the room in intertwined circles gazing at each others eyes, locking eyes who intertwine with us and we fix a stare with whom we feel a connection and we introduce ourselves quickly and in a bit strange for me to say the least, to say my first name and say "One" thing that I sums up what I like and another single thing that I most despise.
It was very challenging to find one thing that sums all that I like and another of what I most despise. Yet, after I intertwined and locked eyes with most of new colleagues, I finally felt a real connection with someone though we never met, and I just said it "I am Sue, I Love Butterflies and I Hate Waiting"!
It was true, I SUCK at waiting, but who is good at waiting?!!, and what's up with the "WAITING" anyway!! Every scent of wisdom urges us to wait patiently for things to come in time.. It is there in the Bible, "There is a time for everything under the sun".
We know it, we believe it, we say it to others to console and encourage, but why, and when is overwhelming while we wait.
Today, I see that the thing with WAITING is not about the impossibility of what we are anticipating and wishing for, as people of faith we believe that it is possible and that it is ours, and will come to pass; Whether it was meeting the right person, or getting someone to take notice, or feel strongly about my interests, or reforming a system in ones place of work or even setting right the Constitution or the Country.
Today , I realize that it is not about how long "It Takes" but rather how I hold myself, my soul, my integrity, my truth, my feelings to the person I am longing for, my joy, My Power!
Today, I know that seeing oneself as a victim of time to decide ones fate or destiny makes one feels useless, and useless people can not find a way out!!
Today, I wait with joy, with complete ownership of my power knowing that "Waiting" for anything is a quest, a journey and a test to urge ones soul.. only not to give up!
So keep the Faith .. as the great Bon Jovi says and hold tight to ones Joy!
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up". --(Galatians 6:9)