Monday Musings: Are you waiting well or wasting time waiting?

Let’s be honest…no one likes to wait.

Waiting in line.

Waiting on hold.

Waiting for that Amazon delivery.

Waiting for things to go back to “normal.”

Waiting for the LORD to come back.


Seems like we have two options whenever we find ourselves waiting.

We can either wait well or waste time waiting.

Take waiting in line for example…

In today’s culture, it’s easy to default to pulling our phones out of our pockets and wasting time scrolling through our social media feeds or playing a quick game of Solitaire (or whatever) while we wait.

In that moment of waiting, our phones become like a barrier to those around us…like little a “stop sign” that says “leave me alone.”

And, in that moment, we need patience to wait well.

We might even need a little bravery and courage to talk to the people waiting with us…or to silently pray for them.

(And really this can be applied to all of the different ways and times we find ourselves waiting…not just waiting in line. Waiting is a part of everyday life.)

The point is we can either waste these days of waiting or we can choose to wait well.

These days of waiting require patience, bravery, and courage…and the confidence that we will see the LORD’s goodness in the land of the living.

So, let’s make these days of waiting count and not waste them.

How will you choose to wait today?