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I don’t like waiting. Grocery lines. Traffic. Drive-Thru’s. Healing. Destiny. Basically any of the stuff that requires waiting, I’m just not a big fan. It feels slow, sloth-slow. Torturous. Frustrating.

Over the last few years, though, I’ve learned a lot about waiting. That’s the place between the promise and the fulfillment of that promise, in case you’re wondering.

This waiting is not a passive waiting. It’s actually a time to partner with God to work on all the things He wants to do inside of you so you’re ready for the fulfillment of the promise.

But we generally wanna skip that part {raise your hand if that’s you too}. To partner with Him in the waiting requires us to hand over the stuff we’ve held on to that hinders us from being ready for that promise. If we try to force the fulfillment without the process of the waiting, we could potentially self-sabotage all that God has designed for us.

Waiting isn’t fun, I can tell you that. But if you’ll allow it, it’s always fruitful. Joseph somehow figured it out and went with it. In the process he just embraced the season he was in and made the most of it. And just so you know what his wait was like, there were 15ish years between the dream God gave him and when he became 2nd in command in Egypt. So, a substantial wait for sure.

I think we can learn a lot from Joseph. I know I can: Don’t rush the process; Don’t minimize the waiting; Don’t despise it— so much good stuff happens there.

God has a beautiful plan for your life. He won’t lose you. He won’t forget what He’s promised or planned for you. He just wants you to be the best version of yourself that He designed you to be.

Press into the waiting. You won’t regret it.

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