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Monday Muse: Waiting, Seeking & Finding Hope

Waiting

From the book, Life Coach/ Christ Coach:

“….The Beatles song “Hey Jude: has this wonderful line after just advising “Jude” not to wait for someone to perform with!  “The movement you need is on your shoulders’. We spoke earlier of The Wizard of Oz metaphor in life, where we wait for a savior as Dorothy did in Oz, when the power to return to her home was always with her.

… Each day we are facing some type of trial or test in our life, …. Remember, the movement we have been waiting for is right there …

In the book, Life Coach/Christ Coach, we speak of Jesus as being the coach that leads us from within! In our lives, we sometimes wait for things that may or may not ever happen. Our lives may change and the thing we were waiting for and wanted so much may not always be what we want or need!

The old adage: “Good things come to those who wait” can also apply when we have enough patience to be able to discern what we need and what we truly want out of life.

 Seeking God’s Love

Excerpt from Life Coach/Christ Coach:

“..Solutions: Christ kept it simple.

Learning to accept the will of God and to try to understand how God is speaking to you in this life can be a challenge for all of us. Oswald Chambers said that God never speaks to us in dramatic ways, but in ways that are easy to mis -understand. We are left asking at times:

I wonder if that was God’s voice?”

. …I wanted a small dog a few years back, and went to look at a dog that needed a home. The heavens opened up and it rained so hard, I barely made it home in the downpour, with no dog and not even a chance to look at it. I thought, perhaps God is telling me that this is not the right channel, or the right place to look!

Sure enough, within a month, I found a small ad from a young girl who needed to find a home for her dog. That dog is Abby, who is laying by me now, and was a perfect fit from day one when we brought her home. These are just two examples of waiting to hear God talking to us, through our daily lives, and giving us clues that perhaps we need to wait, or to act now as the case may be.”

I know we have heard this story before. It is part of the section on accepting God’s will and seeking his love. We sometimes don’t know if he is speaking to us, and we are unsure of which direction to go.

The hardest part is waiting at times to be sure you are understanding and listening to the voice within. And then you need an open mind and heart to seek love.

Finding Hope

From Life Coach/ Christ Coach:

We are always searching in our lives, seeking with hope, and as Christians, through our faith we find it. One of the darkest times for the civil rights movement came with the bus boycott in Montgomery, Alabama, with Dr Martin Luther King speaking of the struggle they had been through. The activists waited for a ruling from the Supreme Court, and it had been a long and arduous wait when Dr. King tells of the moment the ruling was read to them. Upon discovering that segregated busing had been ruled unconstitutional,  King said, “My heart throbbed with an inexpressible joy. The darkest hour of our struggle had become the first hour of victory…The dawn will come. Disappointment, sorrow, and despair are born at midnight, but morning follows. ” “Weeping may linger for the night,” says the psalmist from Psalm 30:5, “but joy comes with the morning.”

Such is the nature of hope in our lives.

Mantra; This week I will think more of the times when waiting for something was the right thing to do and the consequences of rushing in and being impulsive in my decisions and my judgments of people. I will make a point of listening more and keeping an open heart and mind to be more aware of the messages that may be present in my life telling me how to move forward. Finally, I will think of times I have been down and know there are dark days in every person’s life. We need to be patient, to be understanding, and to look for the bright lights of hope that are all around us.

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