The impatience of waiting…

As part of my financial goals, I want to own property by 2017. So I’ve been attending show houses just to get a feel of what is out there and what is practical for me. During one of these shows, I came across a beautiful two bedroom apartment that had all the things I wanted. The right light fittings. Laminated hard wood floors. A Balcony looking out to a peaceful scene. Etc…It felt as though it was screaming my name!!! So, I went home all excited and started to crunch some numbers..

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After a hard look at my numbers I realised that I would have to stretch my current budget in order to afford the unit (particularly the initial costs associated with buying a home) and so it was best to wait a year or so before committing to buying my own home. Wait…it feels like I have had to wait for everything in my life…EVERYTHING!!!Image result for patience clipart

The end of the month came around and I got paid. Yeay!!! I decided to stop waiting and just go for it. I  mean, I earn a decent enough salary, I could make do. So, I engaged with the estate agent and she sent me all the documents I needed to read through that could potentially influence my final decision. I spoke to my family and wanted them to come and see the unit.

After paying all debts I looked at the money left for the rest of the month and realised that I was being unrealistic. Perhaps I could get a load…or not…So I asked one of my sisters whether she thought I was rushing this and she gave me a resounding yes…sigh..so I took a step back and decided that it was best to wait.

I was worried that I would lose out on this beauty of a unit. That by the time I had enough saved up I wouldn’t find what it is I am looking for. So many things flooded my mind and I realised that waiting requires a lot of patience and faith. So as I wait here are a few thoughts and verses that have comforted me:

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  1. Pray in faith

Phil 4: 6. Through prayer one is able to communicate to God their wishes and desires. I will let him know what it is I want (not that he doesn’t already know it) and I will ask to receive it.

2. Lean not on my own understanding but Trust in the Lord

Prov3:5. In everything and anything i find myself to be anxious about I will lean on his understanding. I will let Him know my hearts desires, however, I will ask Him what his desires and plans for my life are. I might find that what I desire is not aligned with what he desires and his purpose for me and well, that’s alright. ..I will trust in His understanding. For I believe His plans for me are not to harm me.

3. Worry

Mathews 6:25-34 sets it out so beautifully. Why worry? does it increase the number of your years? (lol, God has a sense of humour hey). God provides for the birds and bees and all other animals. why then should I worry when His Got me too?

4. Be content

Col 3:15. I will let the peace of Christ rule in my heart. I will be content with what He has given me and where it is I am in life while looking forward to what He is still to bless me with.

Well that’s it…hope you found the post somewhat informative or enjoyable. Till next time..:)

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9 thoughts on “The impatience of waiting…

  1. Rido

    Thanx for the verses at the end. Many of us have those situations in our lives wen we have to wait. I especially appreciate the issue of contentment. I
    I have recently also have had to come to accept to be content with my situation. And make the best of it and enjoy whilst waiting. What I have now is a gift from God and if im constantly looking to what “should” be, I may one day look back and say ‘I shouldve used that time wisely’.
    Thanx for sharing Asa.

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      • Tshidi*

        Thank you so much Asa* I have been questioning God a lot lately as to why I am not where I want to be in life* You just reminded me that that God has a better plan for me and that He is always faithful* For now I choose to appreciate life and all that he has already blessed me with as I watch His plan for me unfold*

        Can’t wait for your next post*

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  2. Muhuliseni Phaswana (@Swaswana)

    Thanks for sharing!!
    …after scratching the numbers and realizing that you have to wait for this just like everything else in life, you decided to over look because you wanted it so bad. Can so relate in many ways!
    After that realization, in my case, my prayer changes to Lord please let this work out for me. haha. It turns to what I want not what God wants. #ShyFace #SadFace #EmbracedFace because really what God wants for us is far beyond what we could ever think or imagine. And He just wants us to trust Him and wait for what He has for us. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:9.

    So what if you loose the 2 bedroom Unit. Maybe your waiting its for a bigger apartment with a clear view of the sunset and good breeze in safer neighborhood and you will be able to afford. That’s the beauty of trusting God and His plans for our lives, they come in mega sizes, because they are bigger than our plans.

    Without faith it is impossible to please God. In your first post, you wrote how your purpose is to please Him, to Glorify Him. (something like that). This is what came to mind after reading this post and aliening it with the purpose that God has for you.

    Patience as a fruit of the Spirit is not just going to get you that house, it is producing character/experience then hope. (Hebrew 5:4)

    Keep trusting sister, the beauty of waiting on the Lord in EVERYTHING in life, is that He never fails us. He keeps true to His promises, He is always faithful.

    This is so exciting, cant wait for next post!

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