On Waiting

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I’ve started a new blog at www.droppingtheact.com. Check it out for the latest content.

I hate the saying “Good things come to those who wait.” I don’t want to wait.

Waiting stinks!

Sitting at red lights or in line at Starbucks doesn’t really get under my skin. What I really mean when I say waiting stinks is having a dream of doing something that then takes far longer to accomplish when you

just.

want.

it.

to be.

done.

already!

I’m talking about those ideas that cause you sleepless nights for one reason or another and I’m in the middle of one right now. I announced in my last post that I’m planning to launch a brand new blog, and in my naivete I thought I would just snap my fingers and voila! it would appear. Well, not so much. (Thanks, Michael Hyatt for failing to mention that the reason you think it’s so wonderful to have a self-hosted WordPress blog is probably because you hired someone to do it for you!!–in all seriousness his blog is great, very helpful).

So, we’re back to the waiting thing, and projects taking longer than you’d like. I think that’s the theme of my life right now. I just finished reading Anonymous by Alicia Britt Chole and the lessons she shares about the character developed in hidden years is deep and wonderful, and while I’ve found it to be true, it’s still a hard lesson to digest. I want to have already been there, done that. But it seems I’m still there, in the middle of preparations that are taking longer than I’d like, and I’m trying to savor the process.

So, I thought I’d give you an update, dear reader. I’m still working on the new site (I won’t tell you how many tears have been shed because I’m in waaay over my head (what in the world is CSS anyway?!) or how many times I’ve thought about quitting!) and I would love for you to be my beta testers when it’s finally ready to see the light of day. Which hopefully, will be soon. I really can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

If you would like to be part of my launch team for the new blog, which would consist of just sharing my posts on Facebook, or to be one of my beta testers for the new site message me on Facebook or comment below. Thanks for being on this journey with me!ย  You guys are the best!

Please leave a comment too about how you deal with your anonymous seasons, when things take longer than you want them to, and what God has taught you through them!

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9 thoughts on “On Waiting

  1. Elizabeth Watson

    Yes, pick me!!!

    Anonymous seasons stink, but are so gratifying later on. I try to hold fast to the moments of “remember when? Wow!”, to remind me that God still hears me, sees me, and is very much aware of my present situation. It’s hard to look for the silver lining when all you see is storm clouds, but after they clear and the rain is soaked into the ground, the garden is much more beautiful! Love your heart!

    • Haha! You’re so funny! I for sure pick you!! Thanks for volunteering ๐Ÿ™‚ (btw, will I be seeing you this weekend?) And I completely agree with your thoughts about the garden…that’s a great way of looking at it, and so true.

  2. Hi Erica
    I am happy to help where needed!

    The anonymous seasons can be ridiculous at the best of times but I keep myself entertained by looking for pieces of God in the rubble and I would even go so far to ask Him to show Himself to me:)

    What I have learnt so far is that He is always late on time, but never late!

  3. Jan

    Yep! I’ll “beta” for you, babe. Send ’em my way. NOW! (Thus demonstrating how I feel about waiting.) ๐Ÿ˜‰ In all seriousness, I need to be much better at waiting, which is one of the reasons I’ve been mediating on Isaiah 30:18 of late. And, by the way, someone gave me the “Anonymous” book and it’s on my list to read next. Vanessa loved it too. So I’ll get right on that. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love ya!

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