Posted: December 7, 2020 in: Faith, Pain-2-Power, Personal Empowerment

The Waiting Room

I recently received a moving series of audio clips of pastors talking about God’s Waiting Room.  Simply put, God’s Waiting Room is that space and time and “place” we reside in while “waiting” for our dreams to become manifest.

The waiting room can be a painful place because we human beings don’t usually wait very well.  We want to see our plans come to fruition.  Maybe it’s a relationship we hope will crystalize.  Maybe it’s a business we want to take flight.  Maybe it’s a job we want to land or a publishing contract we hope for or an end to adversity.

The pastors make the very meaningful and healing and helpful point that waiting is part of the process of actualizing.  It’s a test.  It’s a time during which God (or the Universe, if you prefer) hones your patience and perseverance and measures your willingness to remain committed.

There’s plenty you can actively attend to in the waiting room.  You can hone your plans.  You can find additional mentors.  But most of all, you can build your own resolve to serve your dream and see your project through—come what may.

The pastors give examples from the Bible, like Moses wandering forty years in the desert—waiting—before delivering his people to the Promised Land or like Jesus working until age 30 in a carpentry shop before even beginning his earthly ministry.

Other far more mundane (but still extraordinary) examples of enduring the waiting room include men like Abraham Lincoln who failed in business, was defeated in a Congressional election (before winning election), was defeated for U.S. Senate twice, was passed over as a nominee for Vice President and then, finally, won the Presidency.

See, the waiting room isn’t a passive place.  You’re being tested.  You’re getting ready.  You’re proving yourself worthy.  Think of it that way, and the wait might not seem so long—or at least not so painful.

Here’s the link my friend was good enough to send me: TRUST GOD’S TIMING

Dr. Keith Ablow


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