We all have goals, but they seldom come to maturity on our personal time line. When we finally get that promotion, turn engagement into marriage, have that baby, we are delighted but that long wait in between seems endless.
I call it the Wait Gait. No longer at the beginning of our project and definitely not at the finish line, our hopes and dreams stick halfway in what I call the Wait Gait. We might even wonder why on earth we started the whole thing.
My latest book, The Pregnant Pause of Grief, the first trimester of widowhood, is now available but it was a long, difficult, often lonely two-year process. Did I ever want to quit? You betcha!
Did I? Well, for a day or two here and there, when my emotions got the best of me. More importantly, I got moving again toward my goal. We only get through the Wait Gait when we continue to move in the right direction.
Dear Friends, your goals are achievable, so plod on, one step at a time, through the Wait Gait till you get there, then share your successes with the rest of us!
I press on toward the goal to win the [supreme and heavenly] prize to which God in Christ Jesus is calling us upward. (Philippians 3:14, AMP)
Prayer: Father God, this one thing we do…we forget what is behind and we strain through the Wait Gait toward what is ahead, in Christ. Amen. (from Philippians 3:13)