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What’s Your Waiting Story?

All of us wait for something or for someone! There are rare moments we succeed and there are many times we fail to grow while waiting. But we don’t lose hope because every day is a chance to wait with a purpose. Do you have one in particular you’d like to share?

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ARE YOU A LADY-IN-WAITING?

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When you’re told to be a lady-in-waiting, there’s some resistance to call yourself that way. Maybe it perceives you as a damsel in distress waiting for a guy to sweep you off your feet. Such a cliche that’s not used anymore in this 21st century. A lady like you is stronger and bolder in getting what you want. You’re a go-getter and waiting sometimes is not an option.

 

But whether you like it or not, you will always find yourself waiting for something or for someone. “You should be doing more to get where you should be,” is everybody’s advice ringing in your ears.

 

And it’s tempting to take matters into your own hands and ignore how things naturally unfold in time. You’re well pleased when time agrees with you, but in most instances, time will teach you to wait.

 

It’s difficult to do that. It makes you anxious, impulsive and even scared.

Maybe you’re waiting for a breakthrough, a struggle to end, a second chance, a relationship to restore, brokenness to heal, or for love to come around. 

 

Whatever it is you’re waiting for, I hope that this blog can be a support, a community you can be part of without giving you a standard timeline society offers.

 

You’re unique with your own timeline of waiting. Learning from others’ timeline as well can be one of your most rewarding experiences in life. Beautiful moments of waiting that strengthened both character and faith.

A BIT OF A BACKGROUND

HOW SINGLENESS PUSH ME TO WAITPOWER

My first plan was to write a lengthy article on singleness. I wanted to encourage women that singleness doesnt make anyone lesser. God has special plans for everyone. I made it a goal to show all the benefits of being single, the perks and things one can accomplish in this stage of life. A friend pointed out that its an attempt to make singleness as the new norm, to motivate ladies to remain single and come together in ruling the world. Haha! I will not do that. 

But I couldnt agree more with Jo March from Little Women 2019 movie. 

I know. You know, I just feel like, women, they have minds, and they have souls, as well as just hearts. And they’ve got ambition, and they’ve got talent, as well as just beauty. And I’m so sick of people saying that love is just all a woman is fit for.

Little Women is an adaptation of an 1868 novel, and even if its 2020 now, women still face the same pressure, endless questions of, When are you getting married (if single)? When are you going to have a baby (if married, and still no baby)?” And, if you have a child, the next question would be, “When are you going to have another one?” Crazy, right? Now you understand where my defensive nature is coming from. We might be in the same boat. 

As I was organizing my article, I realized my journals, through the years, were stories of different seasons God had put me into, so why write only one article if I could write more, I pondered. And why write only about love if life itself is all about waiting? Thankful though that the heart aspect, the pressure to get married was my catalyst to talk about singleness and have my say. It’s my initial push to write, so I did it with eagerness… nah, not really. Years passed without a single article published. 

But early January 2020, God had impressed in my heart to face my fear of vulnerability and start sharing the pages of my journal”.  The more I delay it, the more I get uneasy. Its like a voice unsilenced, a nudge unwilling to go away. With prayer and courage, here I am offering this blog as a testimony of Gods faithfulness. 

I hope that it’s not just my story, but our story as we connect with openness, and willingness to be part of this journey, regardless of who we are, or where we’re from.

and yes, i AM…

The WaitPower Lady

Much aware ~ it’s not easy to be a lady-in-waiting, but if we try to change the focus of waiting, it gives us power and leads us to amazing encounters no matter how inconvenient it is. 

three inconvenient truth

INCONVENIENT TRUTH #1

LADY-IN-WAITING TO GROW SPIRITUALLY 

Being a Christian is not automatic. There’s a lot of waiting done for one to grow spiritually.  Just to mention a few:

~To have the fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control) takes time to develop.

~When we have our quiet time, we wait on God to speak to us.

~When we pray, we wait on God’s answers.

~When we make important decisions, we wait on God’s direction. 

It’s inconvenient to make time for our devotion, to pray, to read the Bible, to seek God … 

But the truth is when go beyond the inconvenience, it gives us the most intimate relationship with God, incomparable to any relationships we may have in this world. 

INCONVENIENT TRUTH #2

LADY-IN-WAITING TO face one’s calling/purpose 

It’s inconvenient to seek one’s calling/purpose. But the truth is, if we make ways and time to know our calling, we’ll be doing the one thing we love doing for the rest of our lives. 

INCONVENIENT TRUTH #3

LADY-IN-WAITING TO love and be loved, to heal and be healed, to forgive and be forgiven, to give and be given, to trust and be trusted, et al …

Waiting can’t be ignored. It’s part of us from beginning to end. It works in every situation. It can make us wiser, bolder, and stronger if we consider it as a gift, as an opportunity and as a lesson. 

 

It’s inconvenient to wait, to love, to heal, to forgive, to trust, et al. But the truth is ~ only in waiting, loving, healing, forgiving, trusting can we live life to the fullest…

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This blog is not just for singles. It’s open to all ladies-in-waiting with different statuses in life: single, in a relationship, engaged, married, separated, widowed. 

 april 2020 @WaitPower  
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