Patience is a virtue. Pray until something happens. Pause, seek understanding, be still, honor God. As the evening draws to a close, a sunset is anticipated. As the morning dew settles on the green pasture, the sky awaits the sun to brighten the day and warm the Earth.
Nature anticipates. Humankind anticipates. Development anticipates. Turmoil anticipates. Heartache anticipates. Uncertainty anticipates. Love alleviates. Hope alleviates. Healing alleviates. Release alleviates. Decisiveness alleviates.
In everything, give thanks for this is the will of God concerning you. I Thessalonians 5:18 Seek first the kingdom of God and all of these things will be added. Matthew 6:33 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, present your requests to God because He cares. Philippians 6:7
What are you anticipating? What isn’t going according to your vision? What are you doing until…? How are your emotions? Are you anxious? How do you manage or rid your anxiety? All valid questions for someone experiencing The Great Anticipation.
The average person has endured a period of waiting, whether it has been to marry, conceive a baby, accomplish the ideal career, relocation, mending a relationship. Anticipation triggers an array of emotions including confusion, anxiousness, sadness, grief, envy, exhaustion, regret, doubt, defeat. The moments amount to many of these aforementioned crippling emotions individually and many times coupling. Living through anticipation can be demonstrated in a fulfilling way and mental wellness is imperative. It is the mind that controls what the heart feels and does. When those emotions reside, it is pivotal to have a prepared reaction that will shield you from sulking in one or more of those oppressive emotions. In my moments of anticipation, some days I am more encouraged than others. There are days of despair as well, unfortunately.
Are you anticipating a report for one situation or three? Have you awaited answers for years? In the meantime, write your vision, make it plain. Read it morning and evening. Imbed it into your subconscious. Pray, focus and go after the next right thing. What is the next right thing to do? Small steps glide into leaps and bounds that will land you into your final destination. Affirm, “I am not impulsive. I am patient.” I anticipate what great things the Lord has in store.