“… precept upon precept,
line upon line;
here a little and there a little.”
We can apply this quote as we wait on change. The lull time between high activity and down-time presents a perfect opportunity to look around at our immediate surroundings. We may notice those things that have quietly fallen into disarray during our busy seasons.
So rather than worrying about the outcome of impeding situations, this is a good time to fill up those spaces with meaningful, mini-projects. We can start a to-do list of things that need to be done and not sit in one place adding more wrinkles to our brows.
Perhaps, those closets need extra attention. Our wardrobes must be changed from winter clothes to spring wear. Or are there boxes still sitting somewhere in our abodes silently waiting to be unpacked and discarded? This is a perfect time to dig in and do some spring cleaning.
Many books are being written about becoming more of a minimalist. We can use this special time to define what needs to be done. It’s great chance to throw out surplus personal papers and organize whatever we decide to keep in our possessions.
As we stay faith-filled during our wait times, we can gain a tad of encouragement from John Burroughs’ poem Waiting. He writes:
“Serene, I fold my hands and wait,
Nor care for wind, nor tide, nor sea;
I rave no more ‘gainst time nor fate,
For lo, my own will come to me.”
Amid the flying dust or the upheaval of rearrangement of our things, we might be distracted by a beep signaling an email or text or a ringing phone. We simply pause from our work to answer and hear that there is indeed good news. There has been a breakthrough! After taking the message, we can smile and wonder, “Wow! Where did the time go?”
Lynn M. April 6, 2019