Each time He said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I can I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.
2 Corinthians 12:9 NLT
Can I be honest with all of you right now? I am in the waiting season right now as we speak. I graduated college this spring semester. I am at a point in my life where I wish I could go back to freshman year. I say this because my heart is somewhere different now, and I wish that I had picked a different major. However, I know that God is going to use the tools that I have gained with my Bachelor of Science degree.
With me personally, rejection makes the waiting season harder. Whether it be rejection of relationships of all kinds, money woes, job rejection, rejection of my favorite passion and hobby or rejecting myself because of being rejected. 2 Corinthians 12:9 reminds me that rejection never has the final say, and God’s power is made perfect in that weakness of mine. I remind myself to practice the pause button and worship while I am waiting on His plan before trying to change the world.
Do you ever have moments in your own life where you are trying hard to woo God? It is almost as if you are flailing your arms around for Him to notice you. Maybe you are at the point in your life where you are ready for the next step! You are at a better place in your walk with the Lord than ever before. I watched a Kari Jobe interview where she said something that really struck a nerve. She said, “In the midst of questions and not understanding, I have decided it is okay if I never understand because I want Jesus more than I want to understand.” I challenge you to want Jesus more than you want to understand the why’s of everything in your life today.
What is your attitude towards God in the waiting season? Are you still worshipping Him through the difficult moments when you cannot see or understand His plan over your life?
Do you continue to stay in community during the hard and difficult moments or do you pull back from community until life is ‘back on track’?
Lord, wrap Your arms around us during our waiting seasons. Sometimes we find ourselves wandering, questioning and feeling rejected. We invite you into the moments of rejection. Show us how to practice the pause. Whenever we are doubting, waiting, wondering and questioning Your plans for our life, we so desperately need to be reminded to pause and pray. We love and thank You for being our constant Lord, amen.