The Wait

Dear sis,

Raise your hand if you've heard folks talk trash about millennials.

Yep --- I've heard it too. Every other day, someone is pegging us as the "generation of instant gratification", and in many cases I can't blame them, because their observation is true! I don't know if it's a generational thing, or if it's just the world we live in. But I'll be the first to admit that patience is not my virtue. In fact, I hate waiting! I love my white chocolate mochas and all, but If the line at Starbucks is too long, I'm absolutely NOT stopping.

Waiting has to be one of the most annoying things to do. It's tough for most of us because we're stuck in the middle -- stuck between wherever we were and the place we want to be. The worst part of it all is: there is nothing we can do, but wait it out.

I'm sure you can attest that some of the single most frustrating moments in life is asking God for something specific and being left wondering if He hears you. Like "ummmm.... Hellllooooo, you still there God?"

Well, honey you are not alone. I've been there, done that and STIIL waiting.But often times I have to remind myself: "What's happening in you while you wait is far more important than what you're waiting for."

Let me say that again: "What's happening in you while you wait is far more important than what you're waiting for."

See -- waiting doesn't have to be this negative space that we wish would just come to an end. Instead, it's a beautiful process of remolding and refining ourselves. "The Wait" is a sometimes harsh reminder that we can't control everything. Yet, in the middle of it all, we are forced to have faith in a higher power. It makes us vulnerable, and in turn, allows room for divine guidance to take the lead.

When you find your self growing tired of simply waiting for relief, just remind yourself: the result will be greater than the journey!

And if nothing else -- you'll be a stronger and more assured person on the other side of your wait. Xoxo Lo 

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