Waiting and Moving

There’s a song on the Fireproof soundtrack called While I’m Waiting by John Waller:

I’m waiting
I’m waiting on You, Lord
And I am hopeful
I’m waiting on You, Lord
Though it is painful
But patiently, I will wait
I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

In the movie, this song plays while Caleb continues to show love to his wife, even though she has a hard time accepting his efforts due to past hurts. 

Although I understand the song in context of the movie, I’ve tried to apply it to my life with less success.  How do you wait and move ahead?  What if there’s a major decision to make?  What if you’re not confident of which direction to go?  What happens if you make the wrong one?  How does that affect God’s will for your life?

I’m not one that believes God expects you to walk a balance beam through life, so that one misstep lands you off His books forever.  I believe He works more like a GPS, rerouting your path when you don’t follow His directions.  It just takes more time and energy when you don’t go the best way. 

I believe God has a plan for my life.  I believe my life fits into the interwoven tapestry of the work of His people.  The problem is that I want desperately to see the whole pattern of His handiwork, and all I see is a few knots of thread. 

I’m no spring chicken though.  How long do I wait for my “calling” to be realized?  How do I move forward when I’m not sure which is the best vehicle for the journey?  Of course, no pain, no gain… but sometimes pain is unnecessary. 

I suppose I can only do as the song says:

While I’m waiting
I will serve You
While I’m waiting
I will worship
While I’m waiting
I will not faint
I’ll be running the race
Even while I wait

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