Waiting. It's not fun. "Hope deferred makes the heart sick." Proverbs 13:12a
Carrie guessed right. I applied for a mission trip. And I've been preparing ever since.
The thing is...I don't know if I'm accepted or not. And there's no way to know when I'll know. Too many girls have applied for this trip and so it looks like some won't make it.
I know God has planted the burning desire to do overseas mission work in my heart. Whether I'm meant to go on this particular trip or not remains to be seen. I want to do God's will. And it's gotten to the point where I just want to know one way or the other so I can know whether to pursue other options or not.
I've been trying to have faith and patience. But to be honest, it's tough. This constant uncertainty. The unablity to form conrete plans for after graduation. Not knowing if there will be enough time to raise funds even if I am accepted.
So I'm waiting. Because there's nothing I can do but wait. However, there are things I can do while waiting.
"While I'm Waiting" by John Waller is such an encouraging, wonderful song! I found this video on YouTube:
I will move ahead bold and confident...taking every step in obedience. While I'm waiting...I will serve You. While I'm waiting...I will worship. While I'm waiting, I will not faint. I'll be running the race...even while I wait. This song displays what it is like to actively wait upon the Lord. It's not sitting around waiting for life to happen. It is living for the Lord this day. And the next day. And the next. It is running the race and serving and worshipping as a way of life...whether we particularly feel like it or not. Today is the day the Lord has made...let us rejoice and be glad in it!
I want to praise God for the blessings He has given me now...while I am waiting. I want to be faithful in my studying and writing now...while I am waiting. I want to persevere in learning Thai...while I am waiting.
What about you? What are you waiting for? What can you do while you wait?
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