The Waiting Place

Have you ever waited for something for a long time? I’m not talking about a few days or weeks… but years. I’m there. The waiting can be discouraging. The waiting sometimes resists hope. The waiting some days is disappointing. Life seems at a standstill in the waiting place.

There is a choice to wait in Fear or wait in Faith. Waiting in fear invites anxiety and depression to wait with you. Waiting in fear means preparing for defeat just in case that thing you’re waiting on doesn’t happen. Initially this may seem like wisdom, until your own self-defeating thoughts accelerates you towards the place you’ve prepared…defeat! Waiting in Faith means to prepare for success while in the waiting room. Waiting in Faith builds excitement about what comes next. Waiting in Faith draws you closer to overcoming the waiting place. You attract what you believe. I realize because I still choose to wait in Faith, there is an expectation of breakthrough within my soul. I’m reminded of The Waiting Place in Oh The Places You’ll Go by Dr. Seuss. Everyone in that place was just waiting on something.


by Dr. Seuss

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night

or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

Everyone is just waiting.


Excerpt from Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Then the day comes when it’s time to move forward. The time for new adventures. The time to journey closer to your dreams. If you wait in Faith, the next stop has to be breakthrough.

What do you do in your Waiting Place?

Dr. TC

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