Monday, July 15, 2013

What are you waiting for?

I've spent a great deal of my life waiting.

I waited as a child, not wanting to experience things for myself first, wanting to watch others try before I did.

I waited and held off from being my outgoing, bubbly self in junior high and high school because I wasn't sure how people would respond.

It took me nine years to graduate from college because I didn't know which major to choose - I waited until the perfect one came along. And it was the perfect one. But I could've found it earlier.

I waited to graduate because I didn't know if I'd get married halfway through. I wasn't sure how much I'd be able to attend after getting hitched.

I waited to graduate because I didn't have the money every semester and didn't want to get in debt. (Don't regret that one!)

I waited to start writing because I wasn't sure if I REALLY wanted to do it, or if I'd be good or not.

I waited to fully relax as a single woman because I wasn't sure when I'd meet the right guy and would need to be "impressive."

I waited for HIM to say, "I love you" first. (Another one I don't regret.)

I waited to focus on writing after we decided to have kids because I wasn't sure when they would come. (Took eight months)

I waited to be truly effective while I was pregnant because I could never tell how sick I would be each day.

And you know what?

I'm through with waiting.

I'm going to be the best wife, the best mother, and the best author I can be NOW. I'm going to put the most important things first: my hubby, my baby, and my writing every day and let everything else fall into place.

I know what the Lord wants me to do. And I'm ready to do it NOW.

I'm through with waiting. I really am. It's time NOW to take myself seriously!

What's holding you back? What are you waiting for?


  1. I hate waiting. That's why I carry books around with me.

    1. I'm the same way. Thank goodness for smartphones! My Kindle app is loaded with all sorts of goodies. Makes waiting in lines so much better!