I am one month away from being married and am learning the power of waiting. Well, actually, it’s 1 month, 3 days, 20 hours, 27 minutes and 30 seconds at the time I am writing this post…but who’s counting anyways?
Waiting is tough. I’ve never been very good at it, but fortunately for me, I’m being forced into the opportunity to practice it. Right now my fiancé and I live about 90 minutes apart, so we only see each other on weekends. We are spending all of our free time planning for Bora Bora, for our wedding, for our reception, for our move and for our lives together. When all you want in the world – all your heart could ever want, your dream come true – is less than 33 days away, it’s a challenge to stay in the moment.
There is power in waiting however. It is in the wait that we grow. In the waiting room of life our souls speak out to us and we learn things about ourselves that we otherwise would not have known. The gift of waiting is that it gives us the ability to hope and expect. Waiting teaches us is we are really committed to the vision or dream that is set out before us. It is the testing ground for our desire.
Everyone experience periods of waiting in life. If you are in a waiting room right now, press on. Look ahead of you, hope, expect and let patience be an active trait as you rest in the moment and look forward to the future.