This week I’m joining Sunday Scribblings for writing prompt #231:
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. ~ Psalm 27:14
Notice how the Good Book repeats the phrase “wait on the Lord” in this verse. Perhaps because the Creator knew that we humans would find it difficult to wait. We just want to add water and mix.
From the time we are born we try to rush life. We are children “waiting” to be teenagers. Teens can’t wait to become adults. We can’t wait to get married, own a home, have children, a perfect job, a better job, be retired, and have grandchildren. By the time we are old enough to realize we should savor the moments that make up our lives, we are too medicated and confused to savor anything!
It’s all about one’s point of view. If every time you have to wait you consider it an inconvenience, you become frustrated, tense, irritable and stressed. Stress leads to early death! Who wants that?
Instead, why not consider every waiting opportunity a chance to do something nice for someone, to pray for someone, or to do some relaxation techniques. Take some deep breaths, relax your muscles, stretch.
Pause to enjoy life. Ask yourself what small act of kindness could you do at that moment. Maybe let another car in if you are in traffic, allow someone to go in front of you at the checkout, call a loved one to just say “hi” if you are home waiting for the water to boil; or if you are waiting at the doctor’s office, instead of reading outdated magazines, write a note to a loved one.
The next time you are waiting at a red light, take a deep breath, relax and be thankful for a chance to just pause a moment. Don’t consider waiting an inconvenience, consider it a challenge! Instead of a curse, count every wait a blessing. Be a blessing! SO, Don’t wait . . . to be a blessing!
And remember, all good things come to those who wait. Now I just have to “wait” for all the weight to come off so I can enjoy some good health! 🙂
What are you waiting for?