It was my birthday on Friday, the 26th of August, and as usual, I spent some time thinking about the changes I’ve experienced and the lessons I’ve learnt in the last one year.
I have been going through a sort of waiting period in my life and if you have had to go through a waiting season, like waiting to be married or waiting to get a dream job or promotion, or waiting for a child. You know it’s not a very easy period.
Here are some things that have been helping me go through this waiting season. I believe you will find it helpful.
1) Have an anchor for your soul.
My anchor is my faith in God and in His word. I have the relevant scriptures that apply to my situation and whenever I’m beginning to get sad or discouraged, I fix my mind on those scriptures, make sure I’m walking in obedience to them and reassure myself that God is faithful to His word.
This life is full of storms and without an anchor, you will be swept adrift, lost and hopeless. You need an anchor and you can find it always in Christ and in His word.
2)Stay consistent doing the right things.
My pastor Bishop Oyedepo says “any faith that makes God absolutely responsible for the outcome of your life is an irresponsible faith”.
There is always something for you to do to get the desires you are expecting. Stay focused on doing those things.
In some aspects of my life, consistently doing the right things means, constantly learning how to do my work better, boldly sharing my work and the abilities God has given me, declaring the scriptures over my situation, staying confident that my change will come etc.
Whatever it is you are waiting for, take steps to prove that you are confident it will come.
3) Tune out the noise.
There will always be those who will doubt you, seek to distract you or outrightly discourage you. They may tell you that your Hope has no hope and try to convince you to settle for less or give up completely.
If their concerns are born out of love, listen to see if there is any truth to what they say. At the end of the day, make decisions based on what you know God has spoken concerning you, every other thing is just noise, even when it is shared lovingly.
4) Stay Joyful, Hopeful and Expectant.
These words from a man who went through the most terrible ordeal in scriptures is fitting in a waiting season.
“If a man die, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait, Till my change come.”
Job 14:14 KJV
Though this wait is not your choice, how you wait is entirely up to you.
You can either spend this time waiting in sorrow and misery or you can choose to be joyful, hopeful and expectant while you wait.
If you are waiting to be married, click here to download a free copy of the “Prayer Guide for Intending Couples”. As you pray for your wedding and marriage, you will find hope, peace and joy in this waiting season.
5)Choose a community to support you.
We were never meant to do life on our own, so don’t try to go through this season on your own. Carefully choose people you can be open with and lean on them as the need arise.
Let them know when you struggle with doubt, fear or discouragement. Allow them to minister healing, hope and encouragement to you. It is not a sin to need help.
Your wait will definitely be easier, even more fulfilling, if you choose to wait in company.
Always cheering you on.
P.S: Did you find any part of this helpful? Leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you.