Day 13…When I Just Need To Persevere…

  I’ve already stated more than once in my “31 Days” posts that this series is not so easy for me…but I’ve also come to realize it’s not really the writing everyday part of the process that’s so difficult…
it’s the subject matter…
Because though Active Waiting can be more productive and good for the soul than one might think, the day to day grind of it can be …
hard….tedious…monotonous…precarious…mundane…..blah…
As an update to those of you who’ve read the earlier posts:
  • I still haven’t heard any word on my opera audition…This is not surprising in the least, as casting decisions in professional productions can sometimes take weeks, if not months.  Quite frankly, I’m glad I haven’t heard anything yet…for now, I’m not out of the race…
  • My husband and I continue to sit and wait in limbo-land regarding future job locations…We are thankful for where we are, and at peace no matter the outcome, but the hardest part simply lies in the waiting….  Until my husband knows the direction he will take, I can not firm up any plans or adventures in the job world, schooling or otherwise…I wait, I plan, I pray, I continue to be productive in all of the other areas of my life that I can tend to…but at the end of the day…
I’d just love some answers…
       I know the Lord will surely direct my steps in His own perfect timing.   As cliched and simple as it must sound to the non-believer–and honestly, myself at this point–I know this is the very moment when the Lord wants me to hold tight, remain steadfast and expectant, and as my wonderful Godmother would say, stay the course.
God’s Word is full of Scriptures that I’ve read multiple times in various situations that speak to my circumstances right now.  As I read them again, I smile and sense God reminding me that they are more than cliched phrases, or kind sentiments. 
They are truth.
They are reminders to me– from The One who knows my every thought better than I do– that He understands how I feel, is glad I have pledged to stay active in the process, and knows the best and most beautiful plan for my life.  And He fully intends to implement those plans in my life when He deems fit…
And not a second before then…
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it.    Isaiah 30:21
You crown the year with Your goodness, And Your paths drip with abundance.  Psalm 65:11
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.  Proverbs 16:9
The daily practice of walking out Active Waiting calls me to persevere…and for this I am ever grateful!
Perseverance is a positive, active characteristic. It is not idly, passively waiting and hoping for some good thing to happen. It gives us hope by helping us realize that the righteous suffer no failure except in giving up and no longer trying. We must never give up, regardless of temptations, frustrations, disappointments, or discouragements.”
Joseph P. Wirthlin





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