Friday, March 18, 2011

Five Minute Friday- {on waiting...}

I'm joining Five Minute Friday over at the Gypsy Mama. The rules for the post are that it only has to take you five minutes to write. This week's topic is...

On Waiting....

When I saw the topic for this week, I thought, "Why this topic?"

Waiting is a sensitive subject for our family. We've been waiting for a certain prayer request for four years. Shad surrendered to preach four years ago. Four years ago, I thought, "In a few months, Shad will be pastoring." Four years later, and I have to laugh at that.

In the beginning, Shad pastoring was all we thought or talked about. Life all seemed to hang on that one puzzle piece. Now, four years later, we both realize that Shad pastoring is just one piece of our lives, and we are waiting on God to work out the details.

The major lesson I have learned in this time of waiting is, God is still good even if he doesn't answer that major prayer request. His hand is still at work in our lives, in His daily handfuls of blessings He give to us.


  1. A purpose to the wait...we know it is there - He is there - but that doesn't make it easier to accept when what we want seems good and perfect.

  2. I feel you, this rawness because I too am here in this place. Waiting is hard. Someone told me once to ask What instead of Why. What are you trying to show us through this. Praying for your family!

  3. so true...remembering God is still good in the wait...

  4. I wanted to say, I know a couple who have had this same dream for years. They are in their 50's and the Lord has planted a church and they are leading a church now. God's timing sure was not their timing, but it is God who knows where and when. Hang in there, don't give up the dream. When it is right, it will happen.

    Have a great weekend. I am here from Five Minute Friday, and loved your post.