I saw Indiana Jones last night. At the very end of the movie one of the character's said something that echoed inside of me.
"How much of life is wasted in the waiting."
I kept thinking about that statement....How depressing that would be if it's true.
There are so many things in my life that I'm waiting for...is my life presently being wasted in these season's of waiting? Is yours? I hope not.
There is so much for me to learn in the waiting...Things to learn about myself, Things to learn about the character of God, things to learn about His word. There is still so much for me to learn. If I didn't learn to rest in the waiting seasons, I would NEVER be prepared for the things that I have currently! Crops don't grow unless you till the ground and plant the seeds. And even then, they don't just pop right up. The seeds must die in the ground before the crop comes out of the seed.
If everything I ever wanted was simply handed to me on a silver platter I don't believe I would really appreciate them the way that I do. I learn humility in the waiting. I learn patience in the waiting. I learn self control in the waiting.
All these things can be summed up in one word. Discipline. I learn discipline in the waiting. And I am learning to grow up...even as an adult. Is if fun? Not really. But do I believe in the end it's worth it? You betcha. ;)
So no, I don't believe I'm wasting my time or my youth in the waiting. In the meantime, I'll keep planting seeds and I'll keep tilling the ground in the garden of my heart, my life.
Won't you plant with me?
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