Waiting – Remaining inactive in one place while expecting something.
To wait is to anticipate or look forward to the probable occurrence of something.
Personally, I’m waiting for Makerere University to be opened. I wouldn’t mind some African leaders giving up power. Someone is waiting for a taxi to get full. Another for a call from a possible employer. Someone’s sitting tight in a restaurant as the waitress returns with his order. I know someone who is lying in wait for the right person to come around. Others are sticking around in hope of getting their parents’ approval. You could be waiting for the right time to do something. Or for the pain to subside. Or in a queue at a bank. Or for someone to show up to your agreed meet. Or that mobile money message. Or a promotion. Or for cars to start moving when you’re stuck in traffic. Or even for a miracle. You get the idea, we all will wait for someone /something in our lives. The impatient ones (me, being one of the best in the club) suffer the most because oftentimes life doesn’t go at our pace. And we can’t hurry it.
But there’s also people who make others wait. Some are just naturally late comers, they do their best but find themselves late all the time. Some have esteem issues. They think showing up late makes them more important than they really are. Others are disorganized. Some are outright disrespectful. They have no regard for your time so they’ll first pass by anything before showing up. There’s those who are just too busy you’re lucky they can fix you in their schedule. Then there’s us who will take some…………………………………….. time to reply a text because we think long and hard before we say anything #TeamNoMisconceptions
Waiting is not as bad as it seems. I’m not talking about the feelings of anxiety, anger, disappointment and impatience that come with it (that’s really bad), I’m talking about the not-so-bad things about it. I could particularly call them benefits of the wait.
It teaches patience. Patience is good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence. When people let you down or don’t show up on time you are able to smile at them and believe that they’ll be better with time. Instead of obeying the 15 minute rule. Where you wait for 15 minutes and if there’s no sign of them you leave.
It builds anticipation. You start to wait with confidence that something will be fulfilled. No matter the duration of the wait, you learn to stay positive. Also, we tend to appreciate things the longer we wait.
It reveals true motives. Two guys are after you and you ask them to wait, the one who stays is obviously better than the one who walks away. If we truly desire something and think it’s valuable, we wait for it.
Waiting builds character. 👆 You become patient, positive and stand for what you believe in.
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him – Lamentations 3:25