While You’re Waiting

The millennial generation needs a pause button, because everything is so fast. It is hard to keep up with the new versions of devices, there’s more fast food restaurants than there was a few years back, everything keeps moving really fast and its exhausting to keep up.

Scrolling through Instagram is almost a chore because there’s a new picture every second, it’s hard to keep up with the news, there’s always something new to consume. It’s a lifestyle that has slowly crept upon us, and we may not even be aware that it’s affecting us. When we want something done, we want it done now! Sadly life doesn’t work like fast food.

I’m sure everyone reading this post might have had to wait for something, some people it takes days, for others months or even years. This blog post is to help you know what to do while you’re waiting, and also wait purposefully. Its very easy to become obsessed about something, and at that point it feels like nothing else matters until it is done.

So if you’re at that point where your’re trusting God for something; a promotion, direction, a new job, a new car, a baby, a wife/ husband, spiritual growth, wisdom etc. this post is for you.

The waiting season may feel vulnerable because all you’re left with is a choice of faith or doubt. Faith is never comfortable but it brings peace. Doubt is filled with so many ‘what if’s’. What if I never called back for the job? What if my promotion never comes, but you see doubt brings fear, and fear paralyzes you, so you cannot afford to choose doubt.

Choosing to have faith in a circumstance you have no control over is never a natural decision, it is born out of a revelation of what you know. So the question is what do you know? So while you’re waiting here’s what to do ( I did these, and they worked) :

Get a scripture

So a few months back, I was trusting God for a new job, I had options but there was one my heart wanted. When I walked into the building, saw my future colleagues, lol I knew this was it and I wasn’t taking less. I was almost sure I was going to get called to following week, but I didn’t get any calls until after two months.

I had to wait for 8 weeks, and it felt really long. Within those weeks, I realized that I had to choose faith or doubt, I had a second option so it made it easy for me to say ”even if this doesn’t work,” I didn’t lose.

Then I realized that faith doesn’t have options, if I had a second option maybe I really didn’t trust God could do it. Having a second option feels safe, it feels familiar and comfortable, at least I wouldn’t get so hurt if it doesn’t work out. I thought wrong.

I had a scripture that kept me going while I was waiting which was in Philippians 1:6 (NIV) – Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

I believed that God who brought the opportunity to me in the first place will complete what He started. God needs you to trust Him.

What’s your scripture? When the devil tries to fill your mind with doubt, whats your shield ?

Ephesians 6:16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one.

Avoid Obsession

At some point all I prayed about was this job, all I thought about was getting this call. When my phone rang, I’d quickly run to pick up and get disappointed when it wasn’t the organization. I had to get over myself really, I mean I woke up thinking about this job, when I prayed, I’d always find a way to chip it in like God has amnesia. And then one day I read a post by heather Lindsay and she talked abut this obsession phase, and I decided that I was going to relax and let God.

I started praying for other people, I took the focus off me and then the call came when I least expected.

Stay in Faith by declaring words, envision what you want, but don’t let your life revolve around that prayer point. After I stopped obsessing about the job, I received the call.

Watch your attitude

Your attitude during this waiting season matters too, if your friend gets the kind of job you’re waiting for, do you get jealous? secretly hate or you’re sincerely happy for them while trusting God will also come through for you? A wise man once said that ‘you can’t be what you despise.’ Hence it is important to guard your heart against jealousy and envy. It may try to rear its ugly head, but cast it down immediately and remind yourself that you’re not that person.

See it and Speak it

Its never enough to have a positive attitude, start speaking the word over your life, and start envisioning yourself doing or having whatever it is you want. I started seeing myself walking the halls of my current organization, I saw myself going to work every morning.

It still feels surreal, and everyday I walk into the building, I’m amazed at how good and faithful God is. It is not enough to have a positive attitude, your words matter especially the ones you say you yourself.

There is still so much I want to say, but I’ll be keeping it short 😁.
I hope this post blessed you . What do you do while you’re waiting? I’ll like to hear your thoughts, contributions and even testimonies 😊, please leave a comment, and subscribe to my blog if you’re new . Thank you!

Pictures are from my first official trip to Lagos, I was lodged at Eko signature and had a great time.

Ps. I achieved my curls using Eco styling gel with Flaxseed.

Fisayo ❤️

31 Comments Add yours

  1. Raven Nicole says:

    Love this post and you are BEAUTIFUL!

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    1. Wow . Thank you so much ❤️. Appreciate your feedback !

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  2. Efua says:

    Congrats on your new job!

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    1. Thank you so much ☺️

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  3. @ayoedinger says:

    i just had to stop midway to come and say thank you for sharing this. it is amazing how God works similar things at the same time in the lives of his children. reading this post felt like you are telling my story. a few days ago i felt gravely disappointed by God because my hope was deferred but i am getting my faith back and just like you, it appears that i have to wait another couple of weeks for an opportunity God gave me that seems near yet far. God bless you.

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    1. Awwn, I’m so glad this was uplifting for you! That opportunity is not passing you by! It’s going to happen! I’m sure that door didn’t open because God has a better plan, He saves thr best got the last! Waiting on your testimony ❤️

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  4. Queen Karen says:

    Really enjoyed reading this blog post. It’s interesting because I just wrote a blog post on my other blog about trusting the process. The waiting season isn’t easy but in those moments are when God is teaching us so much. I’m in the waiting season myself. Deciding whether to go and get my Masters degree. Masters is so expensive and the thought of being in debt is scary. I’ve asked people who have been through the process and it seems like the only thing I’m told is don’t go but in this day and age, bachelors is now a high school degree. Just praying and asking God for direction because it’s tough.

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    1. Hello Karen, wow! I’m glad this blessed you. Where I currently work, I had people tell me things like “it’s going to be hard, they’re not recruiting, my friend has been waiting for two years ” lol I also had people who encouraged me, I listened to messages that will lift my spirit. Two weeks before I got the call my friend got a crazy job, and that was it for me. I took her testimony like it was mine. So know that there will be many voices speaking but you must choose who you listen to. Just because it didn’t happen for someone else, doesn’t mean it won’t happen for you. Keep your expectations high, take faith steps even if you feel fear, apply for scholarships, apply to Schools you fancy. Trust God through the process, and it will happen. He will never leave you or forsake you. Waiting on your testimony ❤️

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      1. Queen Karen says:

        Amen Fisayo 🙏🏿. It’s so interesting because today for my church prayer line for devotional this morning, the woman leading said that there is someone on the line who is trying to make a decision concerning something. Then she mentioned Isaiah 30:21. Then after she said for that person to write the pros and the cons and let God give them wisdom concerning it. That word was for me. Like you mentioned, there are many voices but God’s voice should be the loudest amidst the crowd. Thank you for your words. God bless you 🙏🏿🤗. Oh I will testify 🙌🏿

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      2. Yes you will testify! And Amen.

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  5. Feyisayo says:

    This is surreal Fisayo! Very relatable. Learning to slow down and trust God is something we must consciously learn to practice even after we know we should.

    And for me, I have learnt that when I don’t trust God and act in a way that shows that I trust God, I’ll be stressed. Like it’s stressful not to have that patience to wait.

    Thank you so much for this reminder Fisco! You can be sure this blessed me. 😘😍

    More Grace!

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    1. Trusting God is a daily decision, when we trust God, we have peace even in the midst of a storm. Glad you could relate. Thanks for stopping by ❤

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  6. Anne Afolabi says:

    Thank you for this Fisayo, i had forgotten what it meant to wait and let God.

    Congratulations on the job

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    1. Wow ! awwn thank you for reading and leaving a comment. Your story is one that inspires me every time ❤

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  7. Ozioma Paul says:

    I am currently waiting out something and this blessed me! Thank you for sharing Fissie and you’re so beautiful!!!!

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    1. Thank you darling, I’m glad it did! Plus we miss you on twitter lol

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  8. Yemidgreat says:

    beautiful lady with brain, congrats on the new job. This post is timely and I wish alot of people would get to read it because just as you said we ‘re in a fast generation, a lot of people are eagerly expecting one thing or the other..such an expose’ is what alot of people need including me, it’s also inspiring and reassuring. Thanks for sharing this wonderful testimony, by this alone you’re a blessing to readers.

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    1. I’m glad this blessed you, and also happy to be a blessing. Thank you so much Yemi

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  9. Mary says:

    Thanks Fissy, this post is just for me. I will wait diligently and patiently. While waiting I Will groom myself so that when the opportunity comes I won’t waste it.

    Congratulations on your new job

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    1. Yes preparation is a step of faith. Congratulations babe

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  10. Lily of the valley says:

    Quite timely 🙌🙌🙌 and you look amazing.❤

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    1. Awwn. Thank you. I’m glad this blessed you!

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  11. Thanks for this post Fisayo. Congratulations on your new job🙌

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  12. Amazing post and congratulations on the new Job. This post help me realize I do need to slow down a little and make each moment count. Also reminding me to put my trust in faith. .

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    1. Thank you! I’m so happy this served as a reminder to you. Thank you for reading!

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  13. Prisca says:

    This post was tinely

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  14. Prisca says:

    This pot was timely. congratulations fifi

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  15. Prisca says:

    This post was timely, congratulations fifi

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    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad you’re encouraged

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  16. Adeoye Oluwaseun says:

    Thanks for this, you made it easy to read. And my take out is *faith doesn’t have option*, that is a watchword for every Christian.
    “If you want impress people, tell them your success; If you want to impact people, tell them your failures”. You have done both.
    More grace and wisdom to produce more of this to shine light in the hearts of men.

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