I absolutely cringe when I find myself in limbo. Another word for limbo is waiting.
I absolutely cringe when I find myself waiting. But in the waiting, are you doing what you are supposed to be doing while you are waiting to do what you are supposed to do?
What are you waiting for? A spouse to come along? A fulfilling job? A ministry to materialize? A baby to conceive?
Whatever you are waiting on, are you actively moving in that direction? Are you studying books that help you to understand a man or a woman that you will marry? Are you learning new skills to apply to your new job or ministry when God’s timing brings it into being? How about being mentored by a seasoned Mom who can help you develop skills regarding your baby when he/she arrives? There’s much you can do to prepare while you wait. You can work while you wait.
Take Moses as an example. While he was waiting in the backside of the desert for 40 years to become Israel’s deliverer, he was learning about family, the desert ways and sheep. Boy, howdy, he would need all that larnin’ when he started leading the Israelites out of Egypt smack dab into the wilderness. So, he learned about the Wild W’s: the wilderness, the water locations, the way of the wind, the weather, the wildlife, the women (hey, he led about a million of them for 40 years) and the whippersnappers (young ‘ins of all ages). He learned all new skills.
Then there is David who waited for 10-15 years, living in caves to become King of Israel. He had to learn to lead 400 men who were in their Terrible “D’s”- Distressed, in debt, discontented and despaired. If you can lead a bunch of disgruntled men and turn them into warriors, you can lead a nation.
Last but not least, there is Joseph, who, while he was serving Potiphar, learned Egypt’s language, their agriculture, how they managed their homes, and the penal system; in other words, how to manage the Comprehensive C’s: the communication, the culture, crops, the country home of Potiphar and the convicts.
What these men learned while waiting was priceless because it directly prepared them for their purpose.
They did what they were supposed to do until they could do what they were supposed to do.
It is the same with you and me. Keep doing God’s will where you are and you will find God’s will when you are finally there.