January 4th: Waiting

January 4th-Waiting

Waiting on anything has always been difficult for me.

I am always on the move, always on the go, always finding something to do so that I feel that I am constantly making progress in all areas of my life.

When I catch myself becoming inpatient, forcing a change, I know that it is time for me to stop and wait.

It is hard for me to admit that not everyone is on my schedule, my agenda.

It is hard for me to admit that I do not have control over life, over change, over time.

Sometimes it is important to just… wait.

Maybe the timing isn’t right…

Maybe I’m not really ready for what I think I truly want…

Maybe my Higher Power has bigger and better plans for me…

If I find myself trying to force an outcome due to impatience, that is a clear sign that I should stop, sit back, and wait.

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“Dear God, help me to remember that waiting is a a part of spiritual growth. By choosing not to force outcomes, I am learning that life moves forward on your time and not my own. By relinquishing control, I am living in acceptance each and every day.”

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3 thoughts on “January 4th: Waiting

  1. Even the week I have coming up seems overwrought but I’m thinking I need to stay as busy as possible as I go through the transition of divorce to a new life– keep the mind “occupied”, focused on Now. Well how much Now can one do in a day, week … I agree and thank you for great advice!

    • This is a good time to keep your mind busy getting your own house in order: organizing files, cleaning, handling your finances, all of those things that give you a sense of control and keep you in the moment and out of your head! And make time for fun and exercise! 🙂 D.

      • I find keeping busy so helpful. For the first two months after my ex husband moved out I was crazy busy cleaning, organizing, etc. Then came the holidays with their busy schedule. Yesterday, after cleaning a closet and several kitchen drawers I decided to take a long soak which I usually love. Bad move, by the time I got out my mind was a mess. Lesson learned, keep busy or I start to rerun the last few years. Luckily I have an entire basement left to organize!

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