Our daily lives involve a lot of waiting...from grocery store lines to traffic lights and everything in between.
Hurry and wait.
Hurry and wait some more.
How do you view this WAITING time? What do you do with it?
I realize I spend much of my WAITING time observing other people. I admire people who are able to WAIT with an aura of calm about them...even without scrolling on their phones. We've all seen a myriad of other examples of WAITING styles. (I'll just stop there to keep this on a positive note. 😉)
When I'm waiting in traffic, my patience level fluctuates based on my perception of how much of a hurry I'm in. When I'm running late, I'm tugged way down on my patience continuum. Those red lights seem interminable. However, when I'm not rushed, I'm a much more patient and gracious driver...even waving people in to fill a gap. When others return this favor, we all benefit. Suddenly running errands seems a little more bearable.
I'd like to have more of the calm and patient characteristics in my WAITING persona. That's also how I'd like to approach my time with God ... waiting quietly before Him to see what He has in store for me today.