Done Waiting? Here’s Just the Perspective Shift You Need.

Done Waiting? Here’s Just the Perspective Shift You Need.

Have you ever noticed how we can’t wait for Saturday? Can’t wait for vacation or summer. Find it hard to wait for a loved one to return home or to visit. We’re tired of waiting for that new opportunity to come our way. We anxiously wait for the doctor to call with results. We wait for broken relationships to be restored and for difficult situations to resolve. I’m guessing I’m not alone nor going out on a limb by saying waiting is hard! It’s really, really hard. We live in a drive through, instant, ready-while-you-wait world. Yet when life throws big things our way, the heartbreaking things, the challenging things, we often have to wait for answers or wait before it gets better. Recently I got together with a new friend. She filled me in that she’s currently in a season waiting for a dream opportunity. Despite the position all but being handed to her, one piece hasn’t fallen into place – the time. The new company is going through changes that require them to wait several months before she can start in her role. As she described her situation I found myself recognized that place – “the wait”. It’s all too familiar. She’s ready to move on now. Lingering in a place she feels done is exhausting. And, while she looks forward to her new chapter with anticipation, she would prefer not to wait. As she spoke, an analogy came to mind that helped us both shift our perspective. In her scenario, she knows the position is already hers. She has “made the team.” But, it’s not time...