wait. {five minute friday}



not yet, little one.  it isn’t time.

i whisper to my youngest, when he awakens before light, excited about a day of adventure and exploring.  i know as much as his heart longs to dive in, to rush off, to be about the day, if he doesn’t rest a bit more, he’ll find himself lagging, missing the experience he can’t wait for.


i know if he doesn’t eat, he will be sorry-faced, ache in his tummy, irritated he’s hungry and can’t enjoy his experience.


i know if he doesn’t take time to dress warmly, to bundle up, as my mother once said, he will have chapped hands and aching ears and raw cheeks and peel-y lips.


i want joy, oh how i want it for him.  i want to give him every blessing and every opportunity to soak in every experience from a day.  i know, his mama, what will best help him do that, will best keep the joy from being stolen.


not yet, little one, my papa says.  not this outing, not this food, not this house.  it isn’t the one for you.  you need more time to grow.  you need training before you can be trusted to be generous with that blessing, to appreciate it for all it is worth.  your body needs to heal before you can indulge, and your mind needs to learn that sometimes restraint is most healthy.




oh, Papa, you do know me.  when you say to “wait,” it may be for this minute, or for today.  it may be for the month or the year, and you must may say no to something for a lifetime.  you say wait, because you love me.


have you heard the word, “wait?”  has it been whispered to you in the still of the night, as you wonder if the sun will ever rise?

dancing signature divider web


this post was written and shared with a community of writers who gather each week – click over to visit and see what others are saying with the word, “wait.”

Join the Dance!

Subscribe to Dancing With My Father and download a free mini-guide to soul-nourishing study!

Your email is DEAR to us! Unsubscribe any time. Powered by ConvertKit

You Might Also Like

Previous Story
Next Story

4 Comment

  1. Reply
    January 30, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    This is absolutely beautiful! As a mom to a toddler, I find myself saying wait, not yet, for so many of the same reasons. We know what’s best for them to have the best time, stay safe, enjoy their moment. But it’s so hard for us to wait patiently and expectantly for our heavenly Father to finally say, now, my child, you’re ready – go have fun. Absolutely loved this and am so glad to be stopping by from FMF!

    God bless!

    1. Reply
      February 3, 2015 at 8:45 pm

      hi courtney, fellow mama… i’m so glad you did stop by… and that you can relate. be encouraged in your journey, and hugs to you!

  2. Reply
    Diana Rockwell
    January 31, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    This is so beautiful. I love when we can hear the Lord whisper in our ears and with your words, I just heard the Lord. Blessings Diana
    Diana Rockwell recently posted…WaitMy Profile

    1. Reply
      February 3, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      diana, YES!!! i love His whisper… hugs to you!!

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge