What have you been chasing lately?
On any given day one may find themselves in hot pursuit of something which could range from chasing children to pursuing our dreams. And the pursuit can leave us feeling a little tattered. And it’s at those times we need to find rest for our weary souls.
Recently I find myself being pursued more so than in purposeful pursuit. One little word is hunting me down. Popping up in some of the most unexpected places. It shows up at all times of the day. Yesterday, it sneaked it’s way into the pastor’s message. Although it wasn’t the main point of his sermon, the word stood up and waved it’s hand to ensure I took proper notice.
What is this word that is in hot pursuit of me? W A I T ! An honestly it’s not a word I want to hear after all it seems like I have already been waiting. I want to channel David and sing my little how long oh Lord song. Yes I know I wrote about it recently in Wait Instead and I have written about others times too like In Worth the Wait, Who Said A Promise Had to Make Sense and The Need just to name a few. Oh my how sobering and convicting to go back and read over past posts I have written. It’s in them I see my struggles and even hints of small victories. But I also see the reoccurrence of weak places that need to be fortified in my life.
Here is a prayer I included in a post back in 2010 and yet it is still relevant today so I’m sharing it again.
Dear Lord, I hear you speaking and I pray that you strengthen me as I wait upon you Lord. I don’t want to forfeit your promises that you have for me. I pray for every sister and brother that are torn between waiting longer or turning away. Father give them clarity on what your will is regarding the matter. If you’re calling them to stand, I pray that you will help them to endure filled with patience as only you can provide. We choose to take your word as final authority in our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.
Knowing when to wait and when to move forward is always so black and white, at least not in my life. But because these four letters—W A I T —are chasing me I can’t pretend I don’t hear the instructions for me at this time.
Have you notice any words or thoughts that has pursing you lately or do you find yourself being the pursuer?