Ladies, have you ever found yourself in a season of waiting? You could be in that season right now. Looking back and even presently I have experienced and am experiencing seasons of waiting. For each of us, our seasons of waiting can vary in terms of the duration of time. I’d like to encourage you with some nuggets of what you can do while you wait:
- Keep doing life. (Don’t put it on pause.)
- Seize opportunities as you see fit. (Figure out what your balanced plate should look like.)
- Find areas to grow in. (It could be a new skill/talent, or to strengthen a skill/talent.)
- Be a part of a genuine community. (See who you can encourage and pray for, and who can encourage and pray for you.)
- Find joy. (Don’t withhold the joy because you are waiting. See what and whom brings you joy.)
- Keep praying to God and reading God’s Word. (Encourage and strengthen yourself in the Lord.)
Which nugget do you find strikes a chord with you?
For me when I was in my season of waiting for a husband, I focused on all the nuggets. At different points in my season of waiting, there were some nuggets that I focused on more than others; however, nugget #6 was throughout all my seasons of waiting. I took the time to travel to various countries, went on mission trips, and published my first book. Honestly, I have no regrets. I met many people along the way. I had the opportunity to help people. I grew in confidence. I strengthened my gift of writing. I grew closer to God. The amount of journals I’ve accumulated over the seasons of waiting is a lot. That was my way of expressing myself, and letting God see my thoughts through my writing. These are some benefits I experienced during my season of waiting.
What are some of the benefits that you are experiencing in your season of waiting? I’d love to hear about them.
Isaiah 40:31 – “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (ESV)
Thank you for the encouragement Faustin.
Sorry for the very late response. I love your reflection pieces, they get me to settle down and think. I’m in a season of waiting on which road I need to walk down. It’s hard at times but I’m trusting and waiting for the answer.
It’s great when we can pause and take the time to think. Life can be so busy that we need to intentionally slow down and reflect. I pray that as you wait, God will renew your strength.
This is encouraging. Thank you for sharing. I will meditate and definitely strengthen the areas that I’m weak in.
Hi Andrea, I’m glad that you are encouraged. That’s what it is about. Taking one step at a time and strengthening those areas to help us be a better person when we are in our seasons of waiting.
This is very encouraging. I will apply these nuggets to my life.
Hi Diana, I’m glad that you are encouraged. Remember you don’t need to apply all the nuggets at the same time. You can choose which ones would work best for you depending on your circumstance.
This is a great post Aisha. I am drawn to Nugget #3 and will focus on the areas that I feel are not getting as much attention as they should. Very inspiring.
Hi Stacey, I am glad that you are inspired. It’s amazing how much we can grow once we focus on a particular skill or talent in our lives, and practise it.
I enjoyed this posted; very encouraging. Thank you for sharing, Aisha! I will continue to keep living and seek joy.
Hi Niki, I am glad that you are encouraged. Great declarations you made to keep living and seeking joy. Others will see that in you and be empowered.
Great encouragement at this point in my life the season of waiting, all these nuggets are really great nuggets so I can’t just pick one. Thank you for the encouragement.
Hi Nadia, I am so glad to hear that you are encouraged during this season of your life. I pray that the nuggets you apply will help you as you take one day at a time.
Great post Aisha, #6 is the nugget I am holding tight to as well as keeping my life moving. I am not allowing myself to remain stuck because of this waiting season, I pray and do all the things I would normally do plus more.
Hi Rhonda, awesome stuff! Reading God’s Word daily and praying to God is crucial. I love that you’re holding tight to this nugget.
We all go through our season of waiting. It’s at that time that we continue to press into the reading of God’s word and remain constantly in prayer. (Meekly wait and murmur not).
Hi Oliveen, that’s key, right? Waiting in humility and not complaining. Thank you for this reminder.