"Waiting on God isn't to be viewed as an obstruction in they way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn't simply about what I'll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I'll become as I wait. God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He's promised. Through the wait He's changing me. By means of the wait He's altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He's causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands."
Many people have mentioned to me over the last year that they could never do it. They could never wait this long for their baby. There have been many times over the last few years that I cried out to God, begging Him to tell me what He was doing, why we had to wait so long, why the change of direction. I came to a point when I realized I loved the Spiritual Wait. The wait that is described in the above quote. I seriously dislike the wait that I create in my own mind, giving God timelines and expectations from my little view of Him. I found, too, that this WAIT does not only apply to adoption but many other areas of my life. It seems that there are times in our lives when we can learn something more of who God truly is, more readily than other times. God reminds me often that everything is about Him. Adoption, Family, Friendships, Selling Homes, Careers, and yes WAITING.
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Romans 11:36