Wait For It

My trainer recently tweaked my workout plan. She has INCREASED THE WEIGHT that I lift and INCREASED THE WAIT in between sets. So my weight is heavier but the rest time is greater. 

I am amazed at how God uses ALL parts of my life to supplement what He is teaching me and doing in me. I am smiling and laughing as I write this! I constantly find myself needing to remind "my self" that my life is not my own, and I need to surrender to the seasons and lessons He is teaching me.

I have found there are very specific thoughts that go through my mind, and things I feel while I am sitting at the gym "waiting" to get back to work:

At first...

I am anxious simply "waiting."

I get easily distracted.

I start watching others.

I feel like I am wasting time. 

I want to stop and start working before the full time is accomplished.

I face my pride. I worry about what others think about me. "Do they think I am lazy?"

Then this happens...

The rest actually causes me to enjoy and be excited for the pressure of the weight that is about to come back.

I am getting stronger! And the increased weight is getting easier! 

Isaiah 40:31: "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

In this holiday season, in the midst of the hustle and busyness, what is God saying to you? I want to encourage all of us to treasure the places and spaces God is saying "wait." Because in the wait, we are actually becoming stronger. 

Wait well for "it" today.


Mark your calendar for our next Flourish Gathering on January 12 titled "Dream Again!"