Updated: Dec 8, 2019
We’ve all heard the admonition, and all had cause to appreciate those words and the encouragement behind them. Just in the last TWO DAYS I have seen post after Instagram post with similar words. Everyone has tough times, and we are no exception. When the world feels like it’s crashing in at you, and there’s nothing stopping them from crushing you in a hot minute, what do you do? Well, in our case, when God tells you to “just wait,” you do just that. Even when it seems insane.
There is a great amount of bravery in “just waiting,” not quitting, keeping on going, and never giving up. Bravery is being afraid and not allowing your fear to paralyze you; to continue to do what must be done even when it is terrifying.
SO- Here are a few quotes to inspire and encourage you today, if you’re tired of waiting and you’re SO CLOSE TO THE FINISH LINE but you just can’t see that far!
“The day that you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit.” -Fabienne Fredrickson
“The only thing worse than giving up is wishing that you hadn’t.” -Rachel Hollis
“Your speed doesn’t matter; forward is forward.” -Unknown
“Do not dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.” -Elisabeth Elliot
“The sky is high but my Hope is higher.” -@wilderpoetry
“He who led you so far will guide you further.” -Rumi
“The best hearts are ever the bravest.” -Laurence Sterne
“Faith is taking the first step even when you cannot see the whole staircase.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure. It’s built on frustration. Sometimes, it’s built on catastrophe.” - Sumner Redstone
“Life gets very quiet before all the doors open. I’m learning that what can feel like loneliness is actually grace. Rest. Find your strength. It will all change soon.” -J. Lynn
“If you don’t believe in miracles, perhaps you’ve forgotten you are one.” -Unknown
In conclusion, please don’t quit. Please don’t stop waiting. Please don’t give up. It is in the un-quitting, in the waiting, in the non-giving-up that we also find a lack of regret... we’ve seen it through to the very end, and THAT is worth every moment un-wasted.
“Let us not get tired of doing what is good, for we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up.” -Galatians 6:9