Hope everyone had a good night’s sleep last night. Still a little groggy after staying up late from finishing up my video project, but I was able to turn everything and it is complete. I’m back with my morning Quiet Time segment. Today’s lesson talks about waiting. The Verse of the Day, and the scripture for the lesson comes from Phil. 2:13.
“for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.”
-Philippians 2:13 NASB
MAKE THE BEST OF IT: The reading went more in depth, saying that a time of waiting is a part of transformation. It made me think, Mom came by and asked me how work was going. I told it was going ok. Then she asked me “Do you love what you do?” Let’s just say my answer was not the one that she was looking for, and based on my response, you’ll understand why I’m working hard learning and studying all that my classes have to offer. Mom shook her head (like any mother would) and said “Try to make the best of it.”
BURNOUT: During this time of the pandemic, I have been putting in effort with my schoolwork because it’s what I LOVE to do, I have been putting in effort with my blog and other passions because it’s what I LOVE to do, but when it comes to work, I guess I’m only putting in half the effort. Maybe because I’m experiencing burnout after working with the company for eight years. Maybe it’s because I feel like I’m not really helping anyone there like I am on the blog. My friend Jasmine and I had this conversation on Friday about how we’re living paycheck to paycheck, that our jobs no longer fulfill us like we thought they would.
JUST WAIT: This is where the waiting comes in. I have so many goals and dreams I want to accomplish once I get my BA in Communication Studies. I want to turn my passion of blogging into a full-time career. I’m reading the articles, I’m taking notes, I even purchased my domain last year to be more serious. As I look back on all of that now, I think God is still telling me to wait. I feel like I’m ramble to Him constantly, and He places his hands firmly on my shoulders and whispers “Wait, I have something better for you.” And the truth is…it’s hard to wait. Right now, I’m trying hard to wait for something to happen or wait for Him to tell me what my next move should be before taking another step.
This is still my season of waiting, I’m doing what I need to do as far as doing homework for class, and getting up every morning to work in my living room for eight hours. I’m trying really hard not to complain because after reading the lesson, and taking some time to reflect, I understand that He wants me to wait, and He is working in my favor for better things that will all be worth the wait in the end. So I say all of this to say that this is our time of waiting, waiting for our transformation. We don’t know when these times are going to clear up. But we are going to come out of this changed for the better. It’s going to start small, but over time, the transformation will be so big, you’ll be glad you went through your waiting period.
Let’s enjoy this time of waiting together. Hope you all enjoyed this morning’s Quiet Time, and I’ll check in with you all later.
Until next time…