Waiting With A Purpose


i’ve heard, “just enjoy where you are” a million times.

sometimes in-between where you are, and where you want to be can feel like an endless waiting room.

when i’m down in the dumps, the “Christian answer” would be that i always pray or open my Bible. sadly, this is not always my response. i have a Pinterest board filled with thousands of pins of positive quotes. i scroll relentlessly until i find “the one”.

i want to read something that makes me feel better.

 i don’t want to dwell on where i am- i’d rather fixate on where i want to be.

i enjoy this season doing ____, but i can’t wait until i’m “there”, doing “that”.

fill in your blank.

oftentimes, i find myself either enjoying where i am, or anxiously awaiting where i aim to be.

but what about the in-between? the place that feels a little stuffy, and a lot restless.

i’m not a huge fan of it, to be honest. truth be told, most days i’d rather bypass it altogether.

but season after season of taking up residence in this waiting place, i’ve learned a couple of things.

it’s okay to sit with discouragement.

you don’t have to brush your feelings under the rug by mindlessly scrolling through social media.

it’s okay to look at your disappointments face-to-face and be bummed you’re not “there” yet.

 recognize. feel. process.

 however, it’s one thing to sit with it and another to remain in it.

the hard truth i’m learning is that maybe we’re not ready for where we’re going until we’re content with where we are.

friend, this in-between place is hard, i hear you!

but choose to rest in this-

there’s a purpose for your in-between. there’s growth and beauty to be uncovered in the waiting.

be encouraged.

Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Lenzi Rose