Oh, the Places You’ll Go is definitely my favorite Dr. Seuss book. In fact, I have read the title enough that I think I have many of the lines memorized.
But only one is resonating in my head today …
Waiting for the phone to ring.
That is the place where I am at today. Waiting for a call that will affect my future. One I am promised to receive sometime in the next few days. While I am a bit anxious, I know that I have an end in sight.
Some of our waiting is for positive events. Some of our waiting is for negative experiences to resolve themselves. Sometimes waiting does not seem like it will ever result in a conclusion ..
*Waiting to find the love of your life (or waiting for him to propose 🙂 ).
*Waiting to find another job that you feel you will be more suited for.
*Waiting for the adoption to be cleared, so you can finally pick up that child who has been a part of your heart for so long ..
*Waiting for a diagnosis and to finally have an explanation for all of your pain
*Waiting for a prodigal to come home.
*Waiting for the baby to arrive (the last months can seem to take forever, especially for your first baby!)
*Waiting to sell your house and move into another …
And the list could go on and on and on …
One whole section of Oh the Places You’ll Go is devoted to this part of the life. Beyond just the doctor’s office, a waiting room is often a place that we will find ourselves. And sometimes we are stuck there for awhile.
How do you handle the waiting game? I know that I do not want to look back and find that waiting for the next thing caused me to forget to truly live where I am. Being in the moment can be challenging especially when what your heart truly desires seems to be several steps away.
My friend, Jami, encouraged me with a verse to cling to while I was waiting.
Psalm 71:14 (NASB)
14 But as for me, I will hope continually,
And will praise You yet more and more.
The below song by John Waller, featured in the outstanding movie, Fireproof, reflects the same thought and is how I want to be. While I am waiting, may I continue to worship the God who knows the results that will be coming my way. He is the One in Whom I hope.