It can be so difficult to wait in life. There are things like waiting for an answer from a test or doctor. Perhaps you are waiting for the next open door, waiting for a job to open for you. Even waiting for a response from a text or other form of communication can be hard to wait for sometimes. Let’s take a moment to discuss, “Waiting in the hallway.”
We each have experienced these moments when we have had to wait for something or someone. One of the hardest parts for me is the length of time to have a response. Sometimes waiting in the hallway may not be too long but for us, it can feel like an eternity. Other times, it can be a day, month, year or several years and those moments of waiting can feel like why wait any longer. It is amazing to how much can transpire in the waiting periods of life.
There are those various moments that I had to wait for things that I not only longed for the answer but was determined to not quit waiting. This has been very difficult, but I was learning so much while living in the process of the hallway of waiting. I really did not like waiting and I believe no one ever really does. However, we must admit we can grow while we wait.
Sometimes, I have prayed for some things and felt as though I may have to release those things and may not see the answer because the waiting was so long. However, what I learned was that I needed to change before receiving an answer. Sometimes, we can want something that is not the best and it’s important to recognize and acknowledge when we might have been wrong in our decisions or judgements. It may have been best to have waited for the thing/s before rushing in to get them too quickly.
I believe it’s important to embrace waiting in the hallway and ask ourselves is this the best for me at this time? How can I learn in my times of waiting? What can I do while I wait? Keep in mind that complaining does not help while you wait. Neither does it change the time of waiting. Choose to accept these moments of waiting and decide to not only gain what you can but prepare for the things you are waiting on.
Although, we may think we are prepared as we wait in the hallway, we must seek out the various outcomes for the things we are waiting on and for. There are those things that we may never have sincerely prepared for that we regret because we choose not to seek it out while we had to wait for it.
It can be something good or during a time of testing that we experience these moments of waiting in the hallway. I have experienced both honestly. I not only had to adjust to these moments of waiting but I had to grasp that it may take a little longer to walk in the answers. Experience has taught me that all too often it is best to wait and not rush into things. It does not matter even if others have done the same things, this is your life journey and you are the one will have to walk in the outcomes of the choices being made.
Adjustments need to happen sometimes as we wait and that must become acceptable although not always welcomed or comfortable. I have had to learn that not only things may be different than what I thought, but I have learn to accept the things I could not change while I waited. No matter what these moments in the hallway can be the most important and memorable moments in life and it is vital that we learn while we wait.
I would love to hear your moments of waiting in the hallway. What have you learned while you had to wait. Do you find yourself to quick to quit because something takes too long to get an answer? Are you able to wait or do you rush sometimes to quickly into things? Thank you for taking moments with me.
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20 thoughts on “WAITING IN THE HALLWAY”
i’ve def learned patience is a virtue. there are so many things i’ve prayed for and been impatient about, but it’s so important to actually embrace the waiting period and have faith things will arrive when they should. thanks for sharing these thoughts with us, natalie.
Patience is a virtue we learn in life. It seems to be a constant lesson a variety of things. I really appreciate you reading and sharing your thoughts.
Beautiful! Waiting is one of those challenging things in life but I think we only wait the time we are meant too. I love you how you explain it can be because we have to change before getting an answer. I agree, sometimes the answer might be there all along but if we are t ready to receive it we wait. Thank you for this reflection!
Thank you so much for taking moments with me to read and share you thoughts. There is so much that can take place while we wait, even when it is very hard.
Before, I hated waiting, but later I learned and improve to wait. This is very inspiring post. Thank you for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts. We can all learn to improve our waiting skills.
This is a beautiful reflection. The waiting can be so transformative. I couldn’t see that before though. Lately I came across something called “human design”, a tool to help knowing ourselves a bit more and learned that my natural strategy is to wait. I spent most of my life forcing moments and events. Now I see that the best of life comes to me freely if I only wait and invest in my energy and inner work while doing so. Thank you so much for sharing 🙏🏻
It is so important to learn how to wait. So much can be impacted in our lives as we do so. Thank you for taking a moment with me to read and share your comments.
I can get so anxious while waiting – whether it’s checking my phone a million times to pacing around. I’ve become much better about waiting than I used to be but it was challenged. I appreciate your reflection here
You made me laugh, because how many of us are constantly checking to see if we have the answer we were waiting on (as your example: constantly checking the phone or pacing). It is really important that we acknowledge how we can work on waiting in the hallway better. Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment.
Very insightful post! I’m so impatient so I felt like I needed to read this 😊
We can all do better when it comes to waiting for sure. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.
What a great way of describing the moments we all experience while waiting for things to happen of to receive an answer to a question. Like you and many others, I’ve had to wait plenty of times as well. Most of the time, I waited for other people. Because I put myself on the second plane and thought their time was more valuable and that I could wait. I’m trying to change that now, while not being too selfish. Great topic and thank you for bringing this up and for reminding me to keep working on this.
Learning to wait is definitely something we each can do better in. You are right it is not selfish to allow yourself to be first before others. I understand your point, we can consider others and put them before ourselves and possibly miss opportunities we have been waiting on. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts.
Waiting is definitely difficult for an impatient person like me. But these moments come at different points in life and we have to go through them whether we like to our not. I have been grateful in many of these situations that I was forced to wait because the timing of what I wanted was not right. Great post.
It is really amazing when you wait for something and then walk in it. When you experience the right time there rewards for waiting in the hallway. Thank you so much for taking moments with me to read and share your thoughts.
I love this and completely understand it. With my husband being in the military, there are times I’m left “waiting in the hallway”. Thanks for sharing 🖤
Thank you Jenna for sharing your thoughts. Your example regarding waiting in the hallway for your husband as a military wife speaks volumes for sure. I appreciate you taking moments with me.
Thank you for sharing your wise words with us, I really appreciate it as I still sometimes struggle whilst in the waiting season, but then I also learned that beating myself doesn’t help neither… All I really need to do is to do my best whilst waiting and trust God’s timing!
Thank you Katy for your honest sincere comments. Waiting can be so trying for sure but so worth trusting God as we wait for His will, timing and the answers. I really appreciate you taking moments with to read and share your heart. Praying with you on your journey of healing.