Sunday, April 18, 2010

In the "Waiting Room"

If life were predictable, it would cease to be life and be without flavor.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Today was the first day in our new Sunday School room for our College & Career (18-30ish years old) Group which we have dubbed "Fusion." This will only be a temporary room until the renovations are completed on the recently purchased old Junior High (a.k.a. "The Roach Motel" as we lovingly referred to it in the 7th grade) hopefully by the end of summer...maybe.

The lesson this morning revolved around the question, "What questions are you waiting on in your life for God to answer?" James, our fearless leader and quoter of Rocky movies, asked us to write down three questions we had. In a room full of mostly post-high school and post-college girls, you can only imagine the number one question that was on their list. I think it was the most obvious one, so those of us (more like all of the girls) didn't really bring it up. Some of the "questions" or things we were "waiting" on included:
  • When am I going to know what to do with my life?
  • I'm so ready for school to be over with!
  • What am I going to do after school is over?
  • Hawaii!!!!
  • Sixty-two more days till till I (Brynn) get married!
  • How do I better live and love everyday?
With some of those, I've been there, done that, bought the t-shirt and the bumper sticker. Others, I'm either totally there now or not yet at all.

The three things that I've been mulling over in my mind I think are what a lot of post-grad single girls my age are thinking about. (Side note: the alliteration was completely unintentional.) So here ya go:
  1. Move: I live in a town about 30-35 minutes [depending on the amount of construction, the number of drivers out and the direction of the wind (just kidding)] outside of Tulsa where I work. I have unashamedly lived with my parents the last two years and am not sure if it's time to move to Tulsa or if its even the right thing to do now. There are so many variables in this equation that pull me in both directions.
  2. Ministry: What is my ministry? How does the Lord want to use me? Where am I supposed to be serving? I haven't quite yet felt like I've found my niche. Basically, I'm not quite sure what the Lord wants to do with my life - how he plans on using me.
  3. Marriage: Surprised? Didn't think so. I'm very content where I'm at but it is that question that lingers in the back of my mind. When? Where? Who? How?
At times, I am very frustrated that I don't have an answer to those questions but then I'm reminded as Micah, one of our token boys, brought up the verse Isaiah 40:31:

Those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.

So, be encouraged as I am by that verse and the fact that you are not the only one with that "lingering" or "never-answered" question. Place your hope in the Lord and know that we are all in the "Waiting Room" about one thing or another and we're here to help and to love.


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Matt Wertz
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