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5909807727_1849d3932d_zIt can often feel like we will grow once a brand new door opens – that we’ll finally be able to move forward, but that’s probably a misconception. Instead, we probably grow a lot more while we’re waiting — during the waiting.

What has helped me with periods of waiting is realizing that waiting isn’t a stationary, stagnant moment. We are always moving forward, even while waiting.

Listen to this, by Anna Pachinsky over at The Praying Woman:

“Jesus could have come and healed Lazarus when he was still alive.
“Instead, He waited to raise him from the dead when he was already in his grave.”God could have made David become king the day after he was anointed.
“Instead, He waited 15 years to rise to the throne, many of those years spent fearing for his life, hiding out and running away from his own father-in-law.
“God could have spoken to Moses in the desert about sending him to help free His people from slavery 40 days after he ran away from Egypt.
“Instead, He made him wait for 40 long years…
“God could have answered prayers and met the needs of these men of God much quicker, but He didn’t.
“He made them wait instead.
“And He often makes us do the same.
“He makes us wait for healing to come after we’ve been praying for years and there is no sign of recovery.
“He makes us wait to fulfill His call in our lives after He puts the desire and passion in our hearts to serve Him in a certain way.
“He makes us wait to give us the desires of our hearts, whether it’s a baby, a spouse, or a new job.
“He makes us wait for direction when we are stuck at a dead end and we don’t know where to go or what to do…
“And maybe He is keeping you right where you’re at for the same reason He kept these men for so many years: to build your faith.”

You can read the rest of the post by Anna Pachinsky, here at The Praying Woman.
photo credit: John Hope