“Most of us don't enjoy waiting.”
Waiting has a lot of potential negative effects:
- it can cause us to disengage,
- to grow bitter,
- to feel ignored, forgotten, abandoned,
- to give up,
- to even even turn to sin.
Waiting has the potential to bring out the worst in us.
But, waiting does not have to be negative. It is something that can be very positive, it can be very good. I would say that waiting is God's workshop. He has a lot that he wants to accomplish. He allows this time, he permits this time, as a means of our transformation.
Here are a few ways that we can allow God to form us in the waiting.
- Waiting re-establishes right order between us and God. God is in control. He is the potter, we are the clay.
- Waiting stretches our faith.
- Waiting develops our endurance.
- Waiting purifies our motives. Allow God to purify your motives. Reflect and evaluate on why you are here, on the journey.
It's not about the destination. It is about the journey.
Reflect on this this week, “What will I miss if I skip over this time of waiting?”
Homily begins at 19:00