This post originally appeared at blackanddarknight.wordpress.com on June 17, 2012.
I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables that he may run that readeth it, for the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.
~ Habbakkuk 2:1-3 KJV
The writing life involves a lot of patience – the same with the Christian life when you’re pursuing your relationship with God.
Have you ever asked God for something? There are so many times in my life, even more than when the answer is “yes” or “no” that it’s simply “wait.”
Waiting is hard. I hated what people would say – that waiting produces patience and character. In my experience, it produces a lot of whiners!
When Someone asks you to wait, there is an amazing amount of trust involved. We live in a world where everyone is encouraged to be independent and self-sufficient – so when God says wait, it means we have to set aside our own experiences and judgment and trust that He knows what lies before us.