Faith

Waiting Well

The importance of waiting well.

During this time of lockdown it can feel like the goal posts just keep getting moved and we are in a holding pattern where we are waiting for things to go back to normal. The day to day routines of our life may seem a little purposeless or hollow. Things like waking up at a certain time, exercising, doing laundry or keeping to specific work hours; these tasks can seem pointless.

These feelings can filter to other areas of our lives. Areas such as our quiet time, our prayer life, being intentional in our marriages, in reaching out to others or being intentional in seeking the Lord on our futures and what He has called us to.

The Lord has really been impressing on my heart that we need to wait well.

Paul has this to say about waiting well:

'Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.'
1 Corinthians 15:58

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Waiting Well During Uncertain Times

Just before this verse Paul talks about having the victory in Jesus. He reminds us that we have a kingdom inheritance.

Here Paul is encouraging us to do 3 things.

The first is to be steadfast.

What does that look like?

Well another word for steadfast is single-minded. We can’t allow ourselves to be swayed by what we see happening in the world around us. Being steadfast is choosing to be dedicated and faithful to the work ( the people and the tasks) that the Lord has given us and to hold onto Kingdom principles and God promises.

The second encouragement that Paul gives us is to be immoveable.

When we are immoveable we are anchored, the foundations of our faith  and who we are in Christ are rooted in Him. So that When our world is rocked we have a constant foundation in God and we have peace of mind because our security is in Him.

The last encouragement Paul gives us is to always abound in the work of the Lord.

A verse that comes to mind is Hebrews 10:23-24. It says:

'Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,'

And finally, Paul leaves us with a beautiful promise. He says, “in the Lord your labour is not in vain.

Those 3 words are key – “in the lord”.

When we position ourselves, our hearts and our minds,“in the Lord”, then all our work; our job, our daily tasks, where we place our energy, these small or large day-to-day tasks suddenly become an act of worship. They have meaning, they have purpose and they have eternal value.

I hope that you were as encouraged today by these words from Paul as I was. How have you been waiting well in this season?

love, Kerry

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Waiting Well During Uncertain Times

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8 Comments

  1. Amy Hornbuckle says:

    Very encouraging! Thanks for writing this!

    1. Kerry says:

      Thank you Amy ❤️ and thanks for stopping by my little corner of the ‘net 🤗

  2. Erin Gram says:

    This was powerful and led my heart straight to worshiping the Lord! It was surreal and so special. Beautiful post!

    1. Kerry says:

      Thank you Erin. ❤️

  3. This is so important for us Christians…especially as the world is so desperate for peace and hope. If all the Christians are panicking, then we aren’t really glorifying God. But, if we can be immoveable, unshakeable, steadfast, everything you said…such a testimony we could be to the world! We have steadfast peace!

    1. Kerry says:

      Yes! Our lives are living testimonies of who God is.

  4. I enjoyed reading through this. My word for 2019 was steadfast and it definitely helped change the way I view life during those “holding pattern” times. A great reminder during a time like this!

    1. Kerry says:

      Thank you Olivia. ❤️ ‘steadfast’ must have taken you on an interesting journey. 🤗 my word for this year is Growth. It’s been a challenging one so far, but God has definitely used it to challenge and ‘grow’ me.

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