“Patience is a hard discipline. It is not just waiting until something happens over which we have no control: the arrival of the bus, the end of the rain, the return of a friend, the resolution of a conflict. Patience is not waiting passively until someone else does something. Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient, we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later and somewhere else. Let’s be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand.” Henri Nouwen
Why is waiting so hard? Waiting is a part of life and a big part of the writing life. Am I always waiting for the next thing or am I living fully in this moment? How can I learn to trust God with the times of uncertainty when I don’t know the outcome?
How do you persevere through times of waiting?
Laurie and Betsy