I have often heard that there are two unique stages in life in which a male (and sometimes a female) gains weight. Those two stages are during the first few years of college and during the first few years of marriage. I, myself am in my first few years of college and I have yet to gain weight. I have actually lost 15 pounds since I began my college career. But not only have I lost weight, I have also lost wait.
Titus 2:11-14 says:
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say “No” to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope—the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
Very few people realize that it is just as easy to gain wait as it is to gain weight. It is sometimes hard to patiently wait on the Lord in righteous without giving into temptation and ungodliness. But I have quickly realized in the past few months that it is much easier to lose wait, not worrying about or focusing too hard on the things that our behind me or the things that are ahead of me, and to simply serve Him in righteousness.
No person can get ahead of what God has planned for their lives, there is no person that can even know the day or the hour that He is going to return to the earth. So instead of focusing on the things that aren’t going to help advance us with where we are right now, we must lose the wait that is holding us back and walk out the things that God has for us right now.
So this week, take a load off and lose some wait!