My wife had this vision the other day as she saw a group of butterflies taking off from the tree branch after a long period of waiting. Sometimes, our life can be in a still motion, waiting for the right moment to come. The waiting can be long, or hard and seemed fruitless. But it is always worthwhile that in the stillness, we learn to discover our inner strength. A strength that is hidden, or unknown to us until the right moment. By saying this, I am not referring to our physical strength with the need for healthy food and good sleep. Though they are essential, but there’s an inner power that each one of us needs validation, empowerment and affirmation. I believe this is the kind of strength that will keep us running for a long time, the moment we discover it’s potential.
For others, the waiting may means taking a rest from life situation that is too much to bear, or burden to carry. Sometime it’s a call to slow things down and to reduce our life’s pace. Allowing ourselves grace and time to reflect and contemplate. But we all need to give ourselves the time to be healed, recovered and be recharged. Not forgetting that after all, we are human being with feelings and emotions which may wells up if we are not taking good care of ourselves. As the scripture says;
Isaiah 40:31 “But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (NIV)
Today, have you learn to wait and find rest in the Lord?
But if you have been waiting for a long time, when everything seems to be moving slowly. Be encouraged and know that inwardly, you are being renewed daily as you continue to trust in the Lord. When the right moment comes, you will know and you’ll be lifted up in due time. Make every moment count and enjoy the rest that you have been given. And also to let yourself to be equip and grow while you can.
2 Corinthians 4:16 “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.” (NIV)