I was sitting with a very wise sage the other day at a gathering of leaders from across our region. I was asked to share what was the area that I need I was feeling challenged in and needed to grow. A real heavy weight question!
I shared that I felt challenged about waiting for God to move before I did. It feels completely counter cultural for me to wait as I am very much a do-er. My default setting is to go for something that feels right before God and then pray he inhabits my efforts. I shared of several independent situations that were lining up where waiting was needed. The seasoned sage with more years under his belt leading Churches than I have living said this to me......
"Its all about Leggers and Bummers!" I paused intrigued to see where this was going and what on earth he was going to say next. He confessed he was a bird watcher and explained there were two schools of thought in bird watching. Firstly those who go out walking around to catch glimpses of the birds they seek, these are referred to as 'Leggers'. Then you get the 'Bummers' those who find the right spot and just sit and wait. He told then of the incredible picture he had seen captured as someone found the right spot and waited.
'Its right to be a Bummer at the moment. You are in the right place just learn to wait.' Well that told me!