So you have a vision, a plan, a dream! You say I am waiting for the finances, the right conditions or certain things or people to get things going or the most common thing I hear in the church today… I am waiting on God to do something. You are just… waiting. I have heard people say this phrase so much that its annoying. Now don’t get me wrong I have said it too :-)!
My question to you is this … What are you doing while you are waiting? If God or circumstances were to change in a nano second, Are you prepared? Have you done everything, short of robbing a bank? So that you can fly when things fall into place!
As I look back over the last 3 years of my life, I have written 9 books and published 5 of them in the past 2 years, without money, no job and being virtually homeless. I have gone through every emotion there is, to the point of wanting to just drop it all down a garbage shoot and just walk away, never to look back at it again and go live under a bridge somewhere. But somehow after all the emotion and the terror subsides I pick it up again and think about what else can be done while I am waiting and I do that one thing one day at a time.
So while your are waiting there are a couple of things that may help you take the next step and the next step and so on:
1. Changing perspective
Instead of having a woe is me attitude which I go thorough at times. Start to think, who will benefit from this. That is why I published my first children`s book because I was encouraged by a child that read it, who was going through the same experience the character was going through and I thought well maybe there are others who may need this message.
2. Forward only
For every hiccup that comes along determine that you will continue moving forward. Sure, there may be some parts that you have to revamp. Constant improvement and refinement is a must. But staying the course, that is what is most important.
Forward ever, backwards never!. Maurice Bishop
3. Shut out the voices
I can honestly say that within a 24 hour period there are many voices that bombard us. From the negative, to the insane and the inconceivable we are constantly and consistently at war with ourselves. What I have found works for me is walking, taking things one at a time, and basically telling the voices to shut up! It works trust me because it used to be worse than it is now. Also reminding myself that yes I can get this done.
Accept yourself as you are. All of your lumps and bumps. You are beautiful, unique, special, yes, all of that! Embrace all parts of you and know that its okay to do just that. Know that it is okay to stick a pin right there in that spot and come back to it later. No, you can`t do it all in one day and yes it is scary and terrifying but its okay. Life is never boring!
Stop comparing yourself to others and run the race that is yours to run and don’t try to run at another persons pace.
Accept that you cannot know the outcome. That it won’t turn out the way you think it should. Once you embrace and surrender those things it will help you get past that feeling of being stuck. Then you begin to take one step at a time putting one foot in front of the other.
So while you are waiting remember to take one step each day toward your visions, plan, goals etc. So when the thing that you are waiting on arrives you are prepared to step out.