Will waiting get you the results you want?
I had a big decision to make. I could transform my life but I had to make a big investment to get it.
My initial reaction was to wait.
At first, it seemed logical to wait. I could wait and just work on implementing the nutrition and exercise tools I already had. I had been doing a lot of research and gained a lot of knowledge. It seemed logical that now I just needed to refine the tools and the follow through.
Yep. I just needed a plan and follow through.
I could do this on my own and not have to make the monetary investment.
That was my decision.
I heard a little voice ask me, “Will waiting get you the results you want?”
At first the question seemed silly.
Well, no. Waiting won’t. But I’m not going to wait. I’m going to start tomorrow.
Then I realized…
Starting tomorrow is waiting…
Ok then. I’ll make a plan now. I want to make that healthy recipe I saw online. I don’t have broccoli though so I’ll have to put that on the list for next week since I just went to the grocery store.
Then I realized…
Next week is waiting…
Fine. I have some exercises pinned on my Pinterest Fitness board. I’ll go there and grab one and do it right now. But I can’t do it NOW. It’s an hour before bed and I can’t sleep if I work out now.
Then I realized…
I just keep waiting for the “right” time.
My eyes opened to all the areas of my life I kept myself waiting and putting off what I could do now.
What a waste of time! All the waiting!
Satan loves to waste time. See, if I spend money, I’m out of money. But I can always make money back. But if I waste my time, I lose part of my life. I can’t earn that back.
That chunk of time could have been used to glorify God, to bring joy, to love, to be fully alive.
Instead, I waited.
Did waiting get any of the results I wanted or that God was calling me to?
Waiting just gave me temporary comfort. The comfort of avoiding discomfort. The comfort of the known (even if what I know is not that comfortable).
Sometimes God does ask us to wait. You’ll know deep in your heart that He is calling you to wait because there is NO FEAR.
No fear of what your husband might say.
No fear of what people might think.
No fear of it not working.
No fear of failing.
God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
It will feel powerful.
It will be loving.
It will bring a peace. A calm to the waiting.
Well, at least that is how I know that God is asking me to wait.
Here is what I really want to share with you; don’t hide behind the thoughts like… “I’m just being a godly wife that submits to her husband.” Or “God isn’t calling me to this right now.” Sometimes Satan’s lies sound good, but really, they are just meant to destroy. That’s where you need to dig deep and really listen and see where these thoughts are coming from. Are these thoughts producing fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22-23) or are they keeping you stuck and spinning?
Only you can answer that.
I hope you take the time to answer that question.
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