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While You Are Waiting

Updated: Aug 20, 2020

These days are common for schedules filled with activities, house chores, work, family, etc. In between our busy schedule, we make time to go shopping, answer phones, put gas in the vehicle, get to and from one place to another. Then we make time to cancel some appointments because of emergencies, sickness, or to fit unexpected lateness. Still in the busyness of the day, we make time to get so much accomplished, yet what do we do while we are waiting. I had to be a dental office early one morning because I was on a ride and they needed to be somewhere else that day. I had to wait two hours at the office before my appointment.

While waiting in the office a young boy was sitting, reading a magazine, while an older man sat on the other corner resting his head. Minutes passed by before they got called in. As I observed, I saw opportunities to do many things. Read, write, and most of all wait to be seen by the dentist. I could have chosen to rest my head, but at that time, I preferred to write and wait. The Bible mentions several places of what some people were doing while waiting for God to call them and answer them. Some people mocked when Noah was building an ark when God promised a flood. Job complained about the day he was born and lost sight of everything God had blessed him with. The Israelite's struggled in the wilderness with idols, murmuring, challenging the leaders and went into rebellion, doubt, and unbelief about the promised land.