What to do while Waiting


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Waiting ain’t easy;

Tapping your feet impatiently;

The clock ticking ever so slowly;

A minute feeling like an hour;

And an hour like a lifetime;

One can only keep a good mood;

In a waiting mode when he has found; 

Something to distract him in the meantime;

But waiting idly calls for anxiety;

Frustration and eventually a blowup;

Because wasting energy doing nothing;

Is as explosive as the wrath of a woman scorned;


They say, good things come to those who wait;

And great things come to those who go after them;

But what if we get the best things while we wait?

One can never call himself patient;

Until his patience has been tested;

One can’t say he’s tolerant;

When he hasn’t had his tolerance level stretched thin;

For him to come out as the bigger person;

A valuable person is worth waiting for;

So is a great opportunity worth preparing for;

A respectable position is worth working hard for;

But what attitude do we keep while we wait?

Do we grumble and work half-heartedly;

Or do we keep a cheerful mood and a hopeful mind;

That the waiting will surely pay off in the end?

 

Waiting for a prayer to be answered;

Could be a very challenging moment;

When every part of the body is twitching;

Anticipating for some instant results;

And yet seeing nothing happening;

Why don’t you get your praise on while you wait?

Be thankful in faith that it is already done;

Instead of annulling your prayers with doubt;

And negative thoughts and words;

 

Will your good news meet you at a good time?

Or will it find you already given up?

If what you’re expecting is worth waiting for;

Then why not prove it by keeping calm;

And cheerful and hopeful?

Instead of tapping your feet anxiously;

Tap it in dancing;

Instead of pacing uneasily;

Walk in confidence;

Instead of assuming the worst;

Why not believe for the best?

 Your wait will soon be over.

Prepare for it.

 

© Josephine Amoako 2016

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. alwright2 says:

    Thanks for this. Worship is such a great way to spend all our in-between time, waiting at doctor’s offices, waiting for our children’s activities, waiting for our clock out time… Waiting in Worship! Praise the Lord!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Hallelujah! Thanks for reading 🙌

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  2. Dainty M says:

    “One can never call himself patient; Until his patience has been tested” this is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading, dear. Have a lovely day ☺😘

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  3. I am motivated this morning already! Thanks for sharing

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad, Deb. Have a wonderful day ☺😘

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  4. Wow. I feel like I may have read this at the exact right time maybe….I just found out less than an hour ago that my dream internship (or so I thought it was an internship that was all good and set to go) ended because he didn’t think the hours would work out. I am sitting here crying in my office and then I read this…I was going to be interning at an animal sanctuary which is basically my dream to work with animal organizations and i’m just really upset. I’ve been patient and have been going after things, but I feel discouraged at this point… thanks for the poem though, it did help.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad it helped, Shannon. Don’t worry, everything is going to be fine. ☺

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      1. Thank you…. I know you are right.

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  5. I needed to read this so much. Thanks for sharing 🙂 God bless

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    1. joseyphina says:

      God bless you too for reading, Katrina. ☺

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  6. Reblogged this on A nobody who has Jesus and commented:
    Lovely poem. 🙂

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing ☺

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      1. You’re welcome. God bless 🙂

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  7. Thank you so much for the post.. I needed this.. Lots of love ❤

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad to know. Have a lovely day.

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      1. Hey Same to you !

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