Boy, Tom Petty wasn't lying, was he? I don't know about you, but when I want something, I want it NOW!!! Sometimes it's something very superficial, like a new CD or some shoes. But sometimes it's something a little bit more . . . like a new job.
Oh, that's the worst kind of waiting! You pour over the local classifieds, Monster, Career Builder, CraigsList, and every other place under the proverbial sun to find that one job you're qualified for. You check your email and cell phone constantly hoping that some one out of the millions of places you've sent your resume to will contact you back. You wonder if you were destined to stay at your crummy McJob forever selling shoes to wannabe fashionistas. You think, "Where did I go wrong?"
But I got to thinking today how many people in the Bible had to wait. The Israelites spent, what, 400 years in slavery under Pharaoh? And when Moses said, "Let my people go," it's not like the Pharaoh instantly said, "Okay, fine by me." But eventually Moses led the Israelites to freedom, and Pharaoh was defeated.
There are others, too, but I won't get into them now (mostly because it's late and I need to get to bed). But the point I want to make is that even though waiting sucks, everything happens according to God's timing.
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