Waiting is Not Always a Good Thing

I’ve been scolding myself for waiting for life to begin. We’ve been in transition, but it’s been two and a half years now. The years are falling away, while I wait instead of act. I’ve avoided getting involved too much, developing relationships too deep, taking on responsibility too important, because we might be leaving.

And I’ve lost opportunities to bless others, to be blessed by them. I’ve waited on doing projects with the kids, starting traditions, learning new things, because I keep saying we’ll do them once we have a house.

There were times I jumped at opportunities, the feeling that I should do something. There was the time we skipped Christmas and instead invited a homeless woman to dinner. She ended up staying three weeks. There was the time I felt we should go share the gospel with prostitutes. There waiting was a widow I had just recently met and delivered clothes to where she lived in the trash dump. We ended up helping her get work and a real home and stayed in contact with her when we left the country. What experiences from moments of acting on the feeling that I should do something instead of letting the moments pass!

Read the sister post on – Life in Christ – Christ in Me

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