Enjoy the wait

I remember the first time I watched a movie on my own. It was about 3 years ago. It was a Friday night, and as a working girl in Makati who rides the MRT on a daily basis -- we know what this means. It will take me about 30 minutes to line up, 30 minutes more of waiting at the train platform and the journey to Cubao will take about 30 minutes at least (with possible bruises and minor injury throughout because of the shoving).

And because I wasn't up to face the rush hour head-on that day, I just decided to watch a movie and wait it out --- the movie was Robocop.

I was a bit embarrassed when I went inside the movie house, but minutes after the movie started, I started to really enjoy the movie, not to mention the big space the empty seats beside me gave me. Yaaay to space!

It was liberating to say the least to realize that I can hold my own inside the movie house -- odiba ang big deal! haha! But it's not just that it was okay -- but that I thoroughly and surprisingly ENJOYED it.

And with the many things that we wait for these days, that for me was a picture of still and purposeful waiting. You're not restless or worried when the perfect timing would come, but you're confident that it will happen -- and while waiting, you're enjoying every moment of it.

To enjoy and be grateful for every moment in anticipation of the things that we hope is how God wants us to wait.

I don't know what you are waiting for -- maybe it's a promotion, a baby or the person God has meant for you to be with -- whatever it may be, may you enjoy the wait as much as the fulfillment of His promises!