Skip to main content

While I Wait

Last night I was watching Fireproof with my roommate and was again convicted by this song.

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

As you can probably tell from the title of my blog that I always feel like I'm waiting.  Waiting for the perfect job (which I actually have now as a middle and high school youth minister).  Waiting for the perfect roommate (I always seem to find one, but she either gets a job somewhere out of charlotte or gets married-mer, that's you!).  Waiting for a husband.  Waiting to be a mom.  Waiting to be virtuous.

I will move ahead, bold and confident
Takeing every step in obedience
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

Even though I'm waiting for your plan for me, waiting for what you want me to do with my life, waiting for the future to begin.  I will serve You.  I will worship You.  I will not faint while I'm running the race.  There are so many different opinions about what the vocations are.  First, our primary vocation is our Call to Holiness. Second, is how we live out our vocation to holiness.  There are four vocations: Priesthood, Religious Life, Marriage, or Consecrated Single.  

What's the difference between a single person (me) and a Consecrated Single (not sure I actually know someone like this)?  A single person is someone who feels called to marriage who has not married as of yet.  A consecrated single is a person who has made a vow in the presence of their Bishop to remain single for the purpose of building up the Kingdom.

I'm waiting
I'm waiting on You, Lord
And I am peaceful
I'm waiting on You, Lord
Though it's not easy
But faithfully, I will wait
Yes, I will wait

I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting
I will serve you while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting on You, Lord

So I will continue to wait.  Continue to devote myself to the Lord and prepare for my Vocation while living out my primary vocation of holiness.


Popular posts from this blog

I Look Into my Inbox and What Did I See?

I receive the weekly notes from the Catholic Match Institute since my unsuccessful dabble in Online
Dating some time ago (link) and today's included the face of one of my favorite priests. A man who helped me become the Catholic woman, for better or worse, that I am today. He is doing a series of five videos for CM through Advent. The first two are below ... I encourage you to watch them and stay tuned for the next three! Fr. Ananias, OSB - what an Advent treat!

When Others Despise You

In general I appreciate when people like me, as I think most people do. For me, it's really hard when people dislike me, even if I don't have to be around them all of the time. I get anxious thinking about the next time we will be in the same location and if I'll be able to just kindly avoid them or if there will be an awkward confrontation. There's a line in scripture about how blessed we are when others despised us because they hated Him first. Him, being Jesus, of course.

But is that always the case? Am I applying a section of scripture to a situation to which it has no relationship? Am I using a passage of scripture to make myself feel better about the actions that I'm going to take, to justify it to myself and others? Am I manipulating the Lord's words to promote my own agenda in the name of the Lord?

I wonder this regarding many things. Passages like "The Lord will fulfill His promises" in relationship to my relationship status. Did He promise t…

Thoughts from A Color Run Volunteer

Well, we did it!  It's over and I'm back to my regular color.  All it took was some scrubbing in the shower and a big load of laundry!

So, how was it?  Well, we began looking like this:

and ended looking like this:

Yes - VERY pink!!!  It was awesome!

Now, the thoughts (play-by-play) of the day:

We began at 7am (actually an hour later than first expected).  When we arrived a few minutes early we went over to the Volunteer Registration tent (even though we were told to go to the color station first) and they were super disorganized.  Although they had a lot of volunteers, the check-in process was not amazing.  It's a place for some definite improvement on their part!  However, it was the first time in Charlotte and the only expectations were from the volunteer coordinators who hadn't experienced the run yet, so understandable.

We got to our PINK station - the first color station, where we were assigned and found out it was BLUE!  We were given instructions (only dip into…